A copyright date of 1907 appears on this colored print by Henry Hutt titled "April". The lithograph originally appeared in a publication entitled: The Henry Hutt Picture Book; 1908 and is in Excellent Condition. The book plate measures 8 3/4" x 11" of glossy heavy stock and is frameable in an 8" x 10" frame. The reverse side offers another book plate also by Henry Hutt entitled: "The Spirit of the Night." This print has an area of tape damage which I will do a close up of (It is approximately 1/3 down on the left of the Spirit's dress. ) It would not be noticeable framed but it is still an injury to what I consider "the back" of the "April" print and therefore is of no concern to the main bookplate ("April"). Many of Hutt's prints included cherubs and often Cupid. The detail of the April print is rather interesting...there is a cherub behind her in the grass (?cupid, ?a guardian angel). This woman who is so properly dressed-- from her hat to her elbow length gloves-- is out in the rain carrying a rather bedraggled kitten in her left arm. Perhaps this portrait originated as an illustration for a novel--a type of artistry that Hutt was well known for. This is more than a portrait of another glamorous woman. This picture tells a story of the heart of a woman behind her glamour. The book plate is ready to be framed!
Brief History... Henry Hutt, (1875 to 1950) was a prolific American Artist and Illustrator whose artistic works very often included portrayals of glamorous women much like those of Charles Gibson's "Gibson Girls.' Hutt illustrated numerous books and magazines ( including Life Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post)
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