Hardstone Plant

This is a colored etching by British artist Elyse Lord. Provenance J.J Gillespie Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. Pencil signed in the lower right. In the lower left, numbered 50 out of an edition of 100. Plate monogrammed and signed in the upper left. The plate measures 9 x 8 3/4 inches a 15 x 13 3/4 inch red and black frame. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality. She was a member of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour and the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and showed her work in many exhibitions including at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, Royal Scottish Academy, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and the Paris Salon.