Etching with hand coloring. Signed in pencil at lower right. Image measures 4.5 x 6". Folded sheet measures 6.5 x 10".
This lovely original print by New York artist Clara Tice depicts a mother and baby elephant. Made in 1921, the image shows the pair in mid-run amongst tall grass. The mother elephant walks in front while the baby elephant is following joyfully. Tice's careful linework helps convey the pairs bulky yet graceful bodies while the lively green grass beautifully contrasts the grey skin of the elephants. The print is in excellent condition with no chips and tears. Textured edges from original thick paper. 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.