JAMES LESESNE WELLS (1902 - 1992) 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.