Charles W. Bartlett, 1860-1940
1st Series. India: Agra- Caravan at Night
with artist's monogram CWB and title cartouche, AGRA, 1916 at lower right, with red round series seal on the right margin, SERIES No ONE, followed by the publisher's round seal Watanabe, signed in red crayon on the bottom margin, Charles W. Bartlett, ca. 1916
oban yoko-e 10 1/8 by 13 5/8 in., 25.6 by 34.7 cm
This print was included in Bartlett's first series of woodblock prints published with Watanabe Shozaburo in 1916. The red circular series seal indicates it was an early impression from a portfolio edition. Bartlett's own comment in his sketchbook noted 'The domes and minarets of the Taj Mahal stand out clearly in the moonlight. A caravan of camels passes' (Printmaker in Paradise, p. 105).
Amy Reigle Stephens, gen. ed., The new wave: Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller Collection, 1993, p. 212, no. 294
Richard Miles and Jennifer Saville, A Printmaker in Paradise: The Art and Life of Charles W. Bartlett, 2001, p. 105, no. 7
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