Elizabeth Keith, Street Scene, Soochow in Kiangsu

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Artist: Elizabeth Keith (1887-1956)
Title: Street Scene, Soochow in Kiangsu
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Date: 1924
Size: 39.5 x 27.4 cm
Original pencil signature.

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Elizabeth Keith was a Scottish self-taught traditional artist who later created prints in the Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking.
In 1915, Keith traveled to Japan and kept by the charm of its culture and arts, she remained there for nine years. There, Watanabe publisher convinced Elizabeth to transform one of her artworks into a woodblock print. Since then Keith published more than a hundred prints. She exhibited them around the world - not only in Japan, but also in London and New York.

 

Countless signs and banners loom above the crowded market street of Soochow. People busy themselves with buying and selling goods - vegetables, fruits, fish. The image consists of mostly subdued colours, as the banners strongly shade the street. Yet, few sun rays manage to break through and brighten the place, revealing strong, vivid shades.

Elizabeth Keith (1887 - 1956)


Elizabeth Keith was a Scottish self-taught traditional artist who later created prints in the Japanese technique of woodblock printmaking. In 1915, Keith traveled to Japan and kept by the charm of its culture and arts, she remained there for nine years. There, Watanabe publisher convinced Elizabeth to transform one of her artworks into a woodblock print. Since then Keith published more than a hundred prints. She exhibited them around the world - not only in Japan, but also in London and New York.

More Information
Print FormatOban (Vertical)
ArtistElizabeth Keith (1887 - 1956)
SubjectMale & Female, Modern/Shin-Hanga, Others
Size 39.5 x 27.4 cm
publisherWatanabe:1906-preent