RARE ORIGINAL 1950 MADGE TENNENT PRINT ~ HAWAIIAN GIRLS

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 16,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

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VINTAGE

ORIGINAL PRINT

BY LISTED HAWAII ARTIST MADGE TENNENT (1889 - 1972)

SIGNED AND DATED 1950, IN THE PRINT.

THIS PRINT IS WHAT LOOKS LIKE A WATER COLOR / PAINT BRUSH SKETCH, DONE IN BLACK PAINT. THE ART WAS PRINTED ON A LIGHT BLUE HEAVY STOCK PAPER.

MEASURES: 21-1/4" X 18".

UN FRAMED, (WAS ORIGINALLY FRAMED IN KOA, AND LOOKED FANTASTIC! (LOST FRAME AND GLASS IN OUR BIG EARTHQUAKE, BUT WONDERFUL PRINT SURVIVED!)

THE PRINT IS DRY-MOUNTED ON CARDBOARD BACKING

STILL HAS ORIGINAL TAG ON BACK, THAT READS: "MADGE TENNENT (1889-1972) #11, HONOLULU HAWAII".

IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE CONDITION. A COUPLE DINGS AND INDENTATIONS ON THE VERY OUTER EDGE OF THE PRINT (YOU WOULD NEVER SEE WHEN FRAMED). A COUPLE PLACES OF VERY LIGHT FOXING (HARD TO SEE); AND A TINY THIN 2/3" CUT LINE ON PRINT SURFACE, FROM GLASS (VERY HARD TO SEE). A SLIGHT LOWER LEFT CORNER BEND. NONE OF THESE THINGS DETRACT, BUT NEED TO MENTION THEM.

IT IS A VERY RARE / HARD TO FIND / WONDERFUL PRINT!

ABOUT MADGE TENNENT:

SHE WAS BORN IN 1889 IN ENGLAND, SCHOOLED IN PARIS AND SETTLED IN HAWAII IN 1930'S. MADGE TENNENT'S MOST NOTED WORKS ADDRESSED INDIVIDUALS OF HAWAIIAN ETHNIC BACKGROUND. SHE GREATLY ADMIRED POLYNESIAN FEATURES, AND HER AFFINITY FOR DISPLAYING ABUNDANTLY SIZED, NATURAL, ISLAND WOMAN, AROUSED CONSIDERABLE CONTROVERSY AMONG THE MORE AUSTERE NEW ENGLAND EDUCATED MEMBERS OF EARLY 2OTH CENTURY HONOLULU SOCIETY. EMPLOYING MANY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES; WATERCOLORS, CHARCOAL, PEN AND INK, PASTELS, OILS, ETC.., DISPLAYS OF THE ARTIST'S APPRECIATION FOR, AND ABILITY TO CAPTURE, THE HUMAN FORM ARE EVIDENT THROUGHOUT HER WORK. TODAY, MADGE TENNENT, A LISTED ARTIST, IS ONE OF HAWAII'S MOST HIGHLY ACCLAIMED TALENTS. HER PIECES CAN BE VIEWED IN ELITE SETTINGS AND RESIDENCES THROUGHOUT THE ISLANDS, NOT TO MENTION AT THE TENNENT ART FOUNDATION GALLERY IN HONOLULU; AND IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

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