Mar 31, 2022 - Sale 2599

Sale 2599 - Lot 34

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
Bronze C Street Diana.

Woodcut on imitation Japan paper, circa 1940s. 304x457 mm; 12x18 inches, wide margins. Signed, titled, dated "72" and inscribed "4th imp." in pencil, lower margin. A later impression printed in 1972 of this scarce print.

Inspired by the environs of Washington, DC in the 1940s, Wells made woodcut landscapes of various locales, including River Boat C. & O. Canal, DC and Flower Vendor. Bronze C Street Diana is a view of the fountain honoring the early twentieth-century lawyer, Joseph J. Darlington. The monument, a sculpture of Diana the Huntress, is atop a plinth at Fifth Street and Indiana Avenue in Judiciary Square.