Hand-Colored Drypoint Etching by Elyse Ashe-Lord Signed. The first 5 1/2 x 4 inches and entitled "The Complaint" and is a trail proof. Lord has signed it in the lower margin and has added this remark; If a woman talks to you nod? This, like the following is mounted on a sheet where Else Lord had given these details: The Complaint.
Publisher by Reed and, 1928. Edition 50 plus 20 trail. Exhibited; Chinese Drawings and Prints by Elyse Lord, Lefervre Galleries. The second is unpublished but Lord has titled it "On the Way Home". Measure 6 1/2 x 8 inches.
Lord has written on the paper to the side; Dusk, Unpublished 129. Both housed in a contemporary frame. Frame with some wear to extruding parts.Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality. She was a member of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and showed her work in many exhibitions including at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Scottish Academy, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Paris Salon. Frame Size - 24"x21.5" Vintage prints are in excellent condition, not examined out of frame.
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