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Mar 28, 2005

Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound


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Mabel A. Hewit

(American, 1903-1984)

Double-sided woodblock

Support: Tangential or radial cut plank of wood, estimate softwood, box wood?

Overall: 20.5 x 14.5 x 2 cm (8 1/16 x 5 11/16 x 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Jurey in memory of Mabel A. Hewit 2004.193.b



Although Hewit employed a V-shaped gouge, she mostly cut her blocks using a straight-blade knife with a tapered point. To create curved lines, she stitched together many short knife-cut lines, especially visible in the archway in Homeward Bound.

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