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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 812

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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(American/South Carolina, 1883-1979 )

Residence of Chion-In Priests, Kyoto (1938), signed lower right "Elizabeth O'Neill Verner", drypoint, image 9-3/4 x 10 in.; black painted bamboo style frame, 19 x 18 in.

Note: In 1937, Verner traveled to Japan by way of Los Angeles and Hawaii. In Kyoto, Rakusan Tsuchiya (a disciple of the Kyoto School) was her instructor. Her experiences in Japan are well documented in her diary and also her book Other Places (1946).

Diary entry, August 29, 1937
?Got up early & went to same place for a while. Came home & started out to draw Temple gate. Very hot. Went back to the Temple gate about four, still terribly hot but I got in the shade by taking of my shoes.?

September 5, 1937
?I worked on Temple gate. Hot decided not to keep riksha all the time. Waited all morning for vegetable or flower woman, she never turned up although she promised to come.?
September 6, 1937
?I went to the Temple gate and worked a long time on details I would find it hard to remember.

Provenance: Private Collection, Greenville, South Carolina


not examined out of frame, paper is in very good condition; frame with light wear