A Mexican Coquette
color woodblock print on tissue-thin paper, copyright 1912 by Helen Hyde along inside edge of border at left, with artist's HH monogram at right, published by the artist in Japan, with blocks carved by Matsumoto and printed by Murata Shojiro, 1912
12 3/8 by 14 in., 31.4 by 35.5 cm
After her first trip to Japan from 1899 to 1901, Hyde was eager to return 'home' to Japan as soon as possible. For a period from 1902 until 1910, Hyde established her primary residence in Tokyo where she continued to supervise production of her woodblock prints. She returned to the states in 1905-1906 on business, and again in 1910-1912, however this trip was prompted by health concerns, as she needed an operation for cancer. Most of 1911 was spent recuperating in Mexico, where she continued to produce drawings and watercolors which she then made into prints when she returned to Japan in 1912.
Tim Mason and Lynn Mason, American Printmakers: Helen Hyde, 1991, p. 55, no. 95
(inv. no. 10-5205)
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