(HUMPHREY,MAUD) ORIGINAL ART: ROSA. This is a magnificent original watercolor by Maud Humphrey published by Prang for their line of greeting cards featuring idealized children and flowers. The image measures 9 5/8 x 11 1/4" high, and nicely matted. Depicted is a lovely little girl in a blue dress wearing a fancy hat. She is holding a flower in a cup. Surrounding her is an elaborate array of roses and foliage. Signed by Humphrey, circa 1890. This is a fine example of Humphrey at her best and an absolutely beautiful portrait. Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being HUMPHREY BOGART'S MOTHER (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures). See The Chromolithographs of Louis Prang p.52 where the picture is reproduced in black and white.

[Item #34403]

Price: $6,750.00