Offering, one of Edna Hibel's most beautiful pictures. It came out of my great aunt's estate, but was in storage for many years and I don't remember the name of it, so I'm calling it, Young Man with Herbs.
This is a stone lithograph, matted and framed in gilded wood. Framed, the work measures 24 ½" X 31 ½". The visible part of the picture measures 15 ½" X 21 ½".
Featured, is a beautiful young man in an oriental robe holding in his hands a gathering of grasses or herbs. In the background, two men are watching him. There are accents of gold around the young man as if he were haloed.
On the LL corner is hand written in pencil: VII – 28/33 – ed. 335. This means that the work is from the seventh section, in which there were only 33 prints made in these colors, and this is the #28 of those prints. The entire edition, including all sections and colors was only 335 pieces.
On the LR corner is HIBEL written in pencil.
Absolutely beautiful work, and beautifully framed and matted. It is an old lithograph but has been well protected under the glass. There is no damage. The back of the frame is sealed with brown paper and this is somewhat old looking now.