Mt. Vernon, New York: 1926 -1927. Original woodcut in red. 8.75 x 6 inches image size. 11.75 x 8.5 inches sheet size.
Signed in pencil. Printed on Holland handmade paper. The artist printed the woodcut in several colors; some are titled and signed in pencil and dated. Some are printed on silk.
An archive on the Rudge's is held by University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
"The collection was acquired over many years, ca. 1966-1999, from family members Fred Rudge and Edwin Rudge (WERIII), as well as Edwin Rudge's daughter, Joanna Rudge Long. Former Rudge employee and UCSB Special Collections consultant Hobart O. Skofield did much of the work accumulating the manuscript and related Rudge imprint collection, and also acquired materials from other Rudge alumni and various dealers."
Ref. Edan Milton Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940," Third Edition, p. 547
Exhibited: Year in Review: 1969. The Cleveland Museum of Art (January 27-February 22, 1970)......
Betty Lark-Horovitz (1894-1995) was an accomplished graphic artist. She was commissioned to do etchings of several buildings at Purdue University in 1930. There were only 100 sets, each numbered and signed by the artist. That same year her engraved views of American cities and views With graver and woodblock over American Highways, was published. ( New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1930.) She was a master of both architectural views as well as views of flora.
Betty was the wife of Dr. Karl Lark-Horovitz who was the head of the Department of Physics at Purdue from 1929 to the 1950s. After his death in 1958, she moved to Berkeley, CA. These wood-engravings depict the flora in the Berkeley Hills.....
Provenance: From the estate of the artist. Item #16-3883