Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 3.75 x 5.75". Folded sheet measures 6.5 x 10".
This beautiful soft ground etching by New York artist Clara Tice features South Africa adult and baby Kudu. Made in 1921, the image features the pair in mid-gallop. Tice has depicted the pairs various stripes on the Kudu's fur with a mix of precision and spontaneity that complements the dynamic lines compassing their bodies. The Kudu's striking spiral horns add to the beauty of the image. The print is in excellent condition with no chips and tears. Textured edges from original thick paper, folded in half. Signed by artist in pencil.
Clara Tice (1888-1973) was an American illustrator and artist who lived in Greenwich Village during a time of avant-garde artistic activity. Although somewhat well-known for her erotic drawings and prints of nudes, as well as her bohemian lifestyle, she remains relatively obscure within art history more generally. This image from her mother and baby series from later in her life speak to her personal passion for animals. Her book "ABC Dogs" was likely inspired by the many dogs she owned and cared for throughout her lifetime. This delightful print provides insight into the artist's personality and stirs the heart of its viewer at the same time.