Artist: Bartlett Charles
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Description: "Negishi" 1916. The image of coldness is captured in the print. Signed in red pencil in lower left margin "Charles W Bartlett". In lower left margin, APPROXIMATE Print dimensions: (side to side) 9 3/4 inches by (top to bottom) 14 3/4 inches. APPROXIMATE Image dimensions: (side to side) 9 inches by (top to bottom) 14 inches. This particular impression was part of his second portfolio, and has been described as follows: “In this image, a path of footsteps in the otherwise pristine, white snow winds its way toward the cluster of humble shelters and past a lonely, elegant tree. The people wear shallow dome hats. The hats curve downs, their shoulders slump, and while they trudge their feet are erased and re-erased with each heavy step. They are weary of snow, but having to share it with everyone they know, they never complain. In contrast to the people, the trees lift up. Their branches are weighted down by snow, but freed of the burden of leaves. The snow falls lightly. It blows off in the slightest wind, melts in a single day of sun. Winter gives the trees an airy quality, a sort of beautiful and temporary death.”