Bessie Pease Gutmann “Awakening” Antique Nursery Decor Print Framed Original #664 ca 1910s-1920s ***GROUND SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

Price: $109.99

Quantity: 1 available


Item/Description:  Antique ca 1910s-1920s Bessie Pease Gutmann “Awakening” nursery decor framed original print #664.

The charming colorful imagery depicted is that of a charming cherubic baby cozily and contentedly ensconced amidst a pile of soft, snuggly bedding sweetly and gently “awakening” to the glory of a bright new day.

What a beautiful artistic enhancement this would make to any home or business, and especially perfect as a baby gift for the new mother/father to decoratively adorn the new family addition’s nursery.

Age/Period: Antique/Vintage - ca 1910s-1920s

About the Artist: Bessie Pease Gutmann (1876-1960) - best-known for her OUTSTANDING illustrations of infants & children; in addition to working for the print manufacturing firm of "Gutmann & Gutmann" as of 1903, in 1906 Ms. Bessie Collins Pease became Mrs. Bessie Pease Gutmann when she married Hellmuth Gutmann. Though she illustrated several childrens’ books, some of her more famous work was for these authors: Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child's Garden of Verses, New York: Dodge Publishing Co. (1905); Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Dodge (1907); Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, Dodge (1909)

Subject Matter: Babies; Children; People

Title/Caption: On the bottom center beneath the gorgeous imagery is stamped the title “Awakening” in block lettering

Numbered: The numbering “664" appears adjacent to the publisher’s markings on the right side of this darling print, beneath the stunning imagery

Artist’s Signature: The facsimile signature of the artist appears blended in with the blue coverlet bedding in the actual image itself: “Bessie Pease Gutmann”

Publisher/Identification/Markings: In the same area that the numbering appears is also the publication legend “664 © Gutmann & Gutmann N.Y. Made in U.S.A.”

Material(s)/Format: Framed print on matte paper with embossed edges framing the imagery

Artistic Category: Etchings, Engravings, Prints

Style: Realism

Original/Reproduction: Original to the time period in which it was produced

Size/Measurements (Framed): Frame measures 21 ½" W x 15 ½" H

Shipping Weight/Shipping-related Info: 6 lbs

Quantity: One (1)

Condition Summary: Excellent antique collectible condition.

Condition Details/Specifics:

*Print Imagery & Paper: Printed imagery retains vivid coloration. The paper has aged naturally, and does evince a liquid residue stain positioned well below the printed imagery portion of the page adjacent where edge of the frame is, that runs across that bottom section from the rightmost lower corner to approximately the middle of the page.

As we have not attempted to removed the print from its frame, we can only describe the visible portions of the print on its front-facing side.

*Glass: Remains in excellent condition, exhibiting no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or scratches to any of its surface area.

*Frame: Frame is in very good condition and ready for hanging, retaining its wire picture hanger on the back side. Consistent with its older, pre-owned status there is a modest modicum of edge/corner/surface wear, including one small gauged indentation in the wood on the rightmost outer side.

*Backing: Paper and cardboard on back has been masking tape sealed by a previous owner. We have never removed the print from its frame and have not attempted to remove the masking tape either as we did not wish to risk damaging the underlying print in any way. There is the same liquid residue staining mark on the back side as was referenced above pertaining to the paper in a correlating position.

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