Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 4 x 6". Folded sheet measures 6.5 x 10".
This beautiful original print by New York artist Clara Tice depicts a family of English Bull Terriers. Made circa 1921, the elegant minimal line work brings out their white coat. image shows three puppies prancing playfully around their mother. The print was likely made in concert with Tice's 1921 book "ABC Dogs", a collection of similarly styled canine images accompanied by poetically staccato text. 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. These images of dogs 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.