An original self-printed etching with tint plate in yellow by John Kelly. Two bare breasted Hawaiian girls lounging in their sarongs with a breadfruit branch bearing a single fruit hanging low behind them. Signed and titled, "Hoomane-ana · Hawaii · " in graphite by the artist in lower margin with embossed seal. Also signed in the plate, mid-left of image.
A photograph of two women in this exact pose is illustrated in the book, "John Melville Kelly: Hawaiian Idyll" on page 148. John's wife Kate Kelly often photographed their Hawaiian friends and neighbors who modeled for John.
Age: circa 1940s.
Size: paper 15" x 18-1/4"; image 14" x 17"; framed 25" x 22-3/4"
Media: Etching with tint plate.
This work of art is currently framed