Charles Bartlett

Surf Riders Honolulu, 1921 (/1), 1921
Woodblock Print
11 x 15.75 in (27.94 x 40 cm)
Also titled Surf-Riders, Honolulu. Signed in graphite pencil at lower left in the margin. Note that there are two known states of this print. State A has a clear and cloudless sky, while this impression, known as "State B" (Rarely seen) has clouds on the horizon with a bit of clear blue sky peeking through at the upper left. Published before the 1923 earthquake, this is one of only three Hawaiian designs published by Watanabe.
Fine impression, color and condition.
For another impression, see Bonhams New York, 21 September 2022 sale of Japanese prints, lot 655.
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