Key woodblock for "Sisters", 1907

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This wooden block, called a key block, carried the black ink for Bertha Lum’s print Sisters (Mia P.88). The key block was usually printed last, after the other colors had been applied. It was carved by either Lum or Igami Bonkotsu (1875–1933), who worked with Lum in Japan in 1907.

Key woodblock for "Sisters"
Artist Life
1869 - 1954
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