Tom Lea (1907 - 2001). Tom Lea (1907 - 2001) Church of Rancho de Taos, New Mexico Wood Cut Print 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches (frame) 8 x 7 inches (print) Titled Verso Dated: 1926. Up for sale is an exquisitely rare woodcut print by the El Paso, Texas native Tom Lea depicting the famous Ranchos de Taos, San Francisco de Asis Mission Church. Many of the talented New Mexico artists experimented with the method of woodblock printmaking in the early 20th century but they are extremely rare to find especially in such wonderful condition. Titled and signed verso on the attached label indicates this print was made in 1926 when the artist was only 19 years old, a year before marrying his first wife Nancy June Taylor, making this one the earliest examples of his works!
The artist's depiction and choice of composition are phenomenal making this not only a rare print in itself but a fine early example of the talented Texas native. Resting in a nice thing period wood frame measuring 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches the print measures roughly 8 x 6.75 inches and has not been examined outside of its frame.The condition appears excellent with just some expected toning to the sheet and minor blemishes to the frame. The images provided accurately represent the quality, condition and aesthetic beauty of this rare Tom Lea woodcut but if you have any questions please feel free to ask prior to purchasing! We specialize in fine art from the Renaissance to Contemporary dealing with a plethora of past artists which include Pablo Picasso, Diego Giacometti, Edward Curtis, Alfred Mitchell, Banksy and even Bob Ross. All works of art and objects of value are professionally packed to ensure a safe arrival to you, thank you for your interest! The item "Tom Lea Original Woodcut of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, FINE & RARE, 1926" is in sale since Thursday, October 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "henningfineart" and is located in Orlando, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.