Artist: Beulah Tomlinson (American, 1898-1987).
Title: "Anchor (State II)".
Medium: White line color woodcut.
Date: Composed 1957.
Dimensions: Overall size: 12 11/16 x 10 in. (322 x 254 mm). Image size: 11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. (289 x 219 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed and dated in ballpoint pen, lower left. Edition unknown, presumed extremely small. Cream wove paper. Wide margins. Fine, strong impression. Very good condition with no issues save for very minor staining in the margins and a few tack holes, upper margin. Comment(s): Woodcuts by Tomlinson are very scarce and highly sought after. In the first state (dated 3/5/57) the triangular area in the left arm of the anchor is grey, in the second (dated 3/24/57) it is blue; in the first state the right side of the left arm is brown, in the second state it is mottled black and copper with flecks of white. She was a resident of Provincetown, a New England town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It is famed for its "White Line Color Woodcut" artists, of which she was one. Tomlinson was active from at least the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. Image copyright © The Estate of Beulah Tomlinson. [27958-2-1200]