FRANCES H. GEARHART (1869 – 1958)
OLD BALDY (aka Mt. San Antonio). 1929
Color block print, signed and titled in pencil. Image 10 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches. On her typical fibrous paper. Good size sheet 12 7/8 x 14 ½ inches. With the usual tack holes along the right used for printing. Generally good condition. A small bit of foxing in the lower margin. An example of this print was shown in the Third Annual Exhibition of American Block Print Exhibition, Wichita, KS in January, 1930.
An interesting composition framing the iconic Southern California peak between the trees. It also utilizes her atmospheric perspective as the mountain looms and subtly dominates the background.