Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956)

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Toward the end of her career, Lazzell produced fewer woodcuts, but more monotypes, small paintings on glass, run through a press to transfer the images singularly to paper. Petunias, done in 1948, was her 103rd monotype.

Most of her monotypes and many of her prints were floral still-lifes. She grew the subjects herself in a most unusual garden that she planted around her studio. Being situated on a wharf jutting into the sea, Lazzell’s garden filled various nail kegs and boxes of all sorts in which she grew her favorites: sunflowers, larkspur, petunias, morning glories, marigolds and geraniums.

(Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York); purchased by (Pia Gallo, New York, New York); purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2011 (TR111280).

Object Information

Blanche Lazzell (American, 1878-1956)
creation date
color monotype on cream laid paper
8 x 6 in. (image)
10 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Inscribed in ink, below image, l.l.: Petunias
Signed and dated in ink, below image, l.r.: 1948. Blanche Lazzell
Inscribed in ink, below image, l.l.: No M 163
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Russell and Becky Curtis Art Purchase Endowment Fund
© Blanche Lazzell
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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