Charles W. Bartlett: Benares (Sold)

  • Sold.

Artist: Charles W. Bartlett (1860-1940)
Title: Benares
Date: 1916
Size: 32.3 x 24.1 cm

Charles Bartlett and his wife  traveled to Benares, India, in 1914, before arriving Yokohama in 1915. In 1916 he produced a series of woodblock prints based on his sketches and paintings in collaboration with Watanabe ShôzaburIo, including 12 scenes of India and Ceylon. Bartlett himself said of this view “On the banks of the sacred Ganges men gather to talk of holy things.” Scarce.

Literature: See “A Printmaker in Paradise: The Art and Life of Charles W. Bartlett” (Miles/Saville), number 6, page 105. 
Signature: “Charles W Bartlett”, in red-brown pencil, lower left
Condition: Excellent impression. Very good color; good/very good condition. Some toning to margins and mounting remnants upper verso.