Selection from the C. E. Licka family art collection of works on paper by Bill H. Ritchie

“Emeralda and the Great Wave”

4 1/2" X 7 3/8" Monoprint. Relief. Woodcut printed in red ochre watercolor on Japanese Kitakata paper. Signed Lower Right. “The ‘Emeralda’ is a mythical, magical ship I imagined as having been the transport by which the design for my Halfwood Presses came to the Pacific Northwest from Europe in the mid-18th Century. It was smashed by a rogue wave near Guemes Island. I carved the block and printed it in the Japanese manner known as sosaku hanga.”

Bill Ritchie' art in the C. E. Licka Collection - Alaska

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