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Elizabeth Keith Colored Etching - Chinese Matriarch, Soochow 1934 SOLD

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Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956)
Chinese Matriarch, Soochow
Date: 1934.
Sheet size: 17.625 x 13.625 inches. Image size: 13.25 x 11.75 inches.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo.
Signed and titled in pencil by the artist.
Medium: Colored etching.
Provenance: Henry McBride collection.
Condition: Upper right corner margin crease. Tape at top back margin.
Notes: Richard Miles opined that this is one of Keith's greatest images and noted that the etching was produced in a small edition of 25. It is based on a 1919 sketch of a watercolor depicting a Buddhist nun in a different coat than shown here. We've included some photos in addition to the scan.