A copyright date of 1905 appears on this Victorian print by Henry Hutt titled "The First." The gentleman with top hat, coat, and walking stick in hand looks back before opening a door. The original art probably depicted a scene from a book of the era as Hutt often illustrated books. Even without access to a story line,it is easy to assume where the door leads. This double sided 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 suitable for framing in an 8" x 10" frame.
The reverse side of the litho offers a colored book plate also by Henry Hutt entitled: "The Lady of the Decoration." The artist used one of his common techniques of keeping most of the portrait in shades of black and white and then offering a minimal area of a striking color (such as the red and pink here.) This colored print bears a copyright of 1906 and portrays a glamorous woman. This book plate is also 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)
You may wish to see other Henry Hutt prints in this shop.
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