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Designed and cut by Jean Goodwin Ames, American, (1903–1986)
Printed by Arthur Ames, American, (1906–1976)
Verse by Eleanor Hammack Northcross, American
Catalina, 1931
Ink on Paper
13 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. (34.29 cm x 26.67 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Linocut
Credit Line: Gift of Russell Ludwick, M.D.
Accession Number: 88.1.1h


Full Title: Catalina, from 'Block Prints of the Southland'

Commentary
Part of a portfolio of eight prints, called "Block Prints of the Southland"

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Colored ink on white paper, woodblock.

Object Description
Landscape with bay and sailboats, in muted tones. One of eight linocuts with poems by Eleanor Hammack Northcross.

Beyond the magic isle there is no farther west. The East, old and grim, has forgotten how to play, But the outpost of the West, athwart he sunset sky, Keeps holiday.

All the birds are caroling of summer and delight, The wet sands are singing under happy feet, The little waves that break along the curving shore The song repeat.

Morning wakes the magic isle, kissing its brow; The hills echo laughter till setting of the sun Veils the isle in beauty. The stars keep guard When day is done.

-E. H. Northcross

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