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Dorsey Potter Tyson

1900 - 1971

The Head Dress by Dorsey Potter Tyson

The Head Dress   c.1928

  Original etching and drypoint, printed in colours.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
S 383 x 320 mm; P & I 280 x 225 mm
Excellent impression with exceptionally strong, fresh colours. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

The original issue label for this print reads: Original Etching “The Head Dress” Printed in Colour by Hand at One Printing and Without Retouching by Dorsey Potter Tyson. Edition Limited to 100 Signed Proofs. No other state.

The American printmaker Dorsey Potter Tyson was born in Maryland; however, much of D.P.Tyson’s market was in England. His prints sold alongside those of the Elyse Ashe Lord, riding on the wave of popularity for the Art Deco style which was in vogue at the time. Like Elyse Lord, Dorsey Potter Tyson drew his inspiration from a wide range of oriental sources and like Lord, his art was essentially decorative in nature.

On fine simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine condition.