Bertha Lum: Wise Men (Sold)

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Artist: Bertha Lum
Title: WIse Men
Date: 1918

Oversized work of three men mounted atop camels who gaze intently into the distance at left, stars glowing in the deep indigo night sky above. There is a mystical flourish in the foreground that appears almost as a glowing ember, with smoke wafting before the travelers. Perhaps it is guiding them, as they seem to follow its direction with their gaze.The pencil annotation seems to read “Copyright 1918 by Bertha Lum”, most impressions are dated two to three years later. This example has outstandingly bright colors and is exquisitely printed. From an edition of at least 94.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Kept stored away; mint condition.
Dimensions: 45 x 26.2 cm
Publisher: Self-published by the artist
Literature: Gravalos/Pulin catalog number 58.
Signature: Copyright 1918 by Bertha Lum