Bell Tower Soochow, China A rare Print, not shown in the Miles catalogue. The image was designed as a pair to 'Twin Pavilions Soochow,China', also available. Only one edition of 25 sheets was ever published In her 1928 travelogue, Eastern Windows, Keith describes Soochow as a "city of bridges and watergates, of sluggish and swift waterways, laden with craft." While most of her attention is given to the people living on houseboats: "these boat people are a race by themselves," she found the landscape enchanting upon her arrival: "We glided along on smooth water with Chinese scenery of dream-like beauty to inspire us" and later noting that "on the banks there are orange-coloured ancient temples and faded pagodas of varying ages, some of them leaning sideways and crumbling." References: Elizabeth Keith, Eastern Windows: An Artist's Notes of Travel in Japan, Hokkaido, Korea, China and the Philippines, 1928, pp. 52-61 Richard Miles, Elizabeth Keith: The Printed Works, 1991
Lama Priest, Peking A Priest in everydey dress with fur hat A rare early image with initial seal, date and signature in pencil See Print Details
Spring in Soochow A superb impression with wonderful bright glowing colors on an oversized sheet. Fist edition with pencil signature lower right See Print Details
The Country Scholar A fine woodblock print by the artist, originally composed as a painting. A scholar sits at his desk before a moon window quietly drawing. Fine detail and overprinting to scholar's robe See Print Details
Twin Pavillions Soochow, China A rare Print, published in one edition of 25 sheets. Rice is being planted in in fields before the city gates. The image was designed as a pair to 'Bell Tower Soochow,China', also available.
Two Korean Children A charming image of brother and sister in traditional dress holding hands before the gateway to their village. Dramatic snow covered mountains punctuate the view beyond the rooftops The land and people of Korea held a special place in Elizabeth Keiths oeuvre and she devoted at least forty woodcuts to this subject. See Print Details