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Dorsey Potter Tyson

1900 - 1971

Tea Time by Dorsey Potter Tyson

Tea Time   c.1928

  Original etching and drypoint, printed in colours.
Signed and numbered in pencil.
S 376 x 311 mm; P & I 278 x 228 mm
Excellent impression, the fresh original colours bright and strong. From the only edition of 100 signed proofs.

A superb example of Dorsey Potter Tyson’s skilful colour printmaking technique which effectively combines the printing of a normal etching simultaneously with that of printing a monotype.

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.