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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
The Song of California, 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
Creation Place: North America, America
Credit Line: Gift of Russell Ludwick, M.D.
Accession Number: 88.1.1g


Full Title: The Song of California, 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 of orange trees and tall pines with a white mountain range in the background. One of eight linocuts with poems by Eleanor Hammack Northcross.

The mocking bird sings the song of California; In love with living, all day long, From the top most bough of the tallest tree, He sings his song.

“Beauty, beauty, beauty, beauty, From Baldy’s peak to the unshadowed sea; Warm brown hills and dimpling valleys, Canyons and orchard lands—all for me!”

Now the song changes: “Color, color, Apricot, orange, persimmon and plum, Garnered sweet of the spendthrift summer, Painted like a flower for all who come.

“Forever, forever,” he sings, “forever, Flowers will be blossoming in the sun, The sky and the mountain will be lovers, Forever, forever, till time is done.”

-E. H. Northcross

Publisher
Printed by Santa Ana Junior College, 1931.

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