An early original hand-printed etching, signed by the artist in bottom margin. Also signed in the plate, lower left of image. This particular image is illustrated in the book, "John Melville Kelly: Hawaiian Idyll" on page 52 and a photograph of the man shown in the far left of the image is shown on page 53.
"Perhaps second only to reef fishermen, lei makers and lei sellers printed in color or in black dominate much of Kelly's early printmaking. He adopted the loose and scribbly linework of many printmakers practicing their craft at the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, such as the British etcher Seymour Haden, the American Stephen Parrish, and one of Honolulu's first printmakers and Kate Kelly's instructor, Huc Luquiens." - Hawaiian Idyll, page 49
Size: paper 11-3/4" x 14-1/4"; image 9-3/8" x 11-3/4"; framed 17-1/4" x 19-3/4"
Media: Drypoint etching.
Condition: Backed and restored.
This work of art is currently framed
Price: $9,500.00 USD