Road to the Forest at Nikko
color woodblock print; signed in pencil above the lower border, copyright - 1916 by Bertha Lum, and numbered no. 67 in the lower right corner, published by the artist, 1916
13 by 7 3/4 in., 32.9 by 19.7 cm
This design was likely produced by professional carvers and printers working for Lum during her fourth trip to Japan between 1915 and 1916. Illustrating a scenic view from Nikko, a popular retreat north of Tokyo, it was variously titled, 'Carmel Cottages,' likely to improve its sales in California at the Post Panama-Pacific International Exhibition (January-May, 1916) or the Schussler Galleries (December, 1916) in San Francisco.
Mary Evans O'Keefe Gravalos & Carol Pulin, American Printmakers: Bertha Lum, 1991, p. 41, cat. 45 (color illus.)
Helen Merritt, Point of Contact, 1993, p. 27, cat. no. 3
(inv. no. 10-5345)
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