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Spirit of Autumn and Spirit of Spring Etching Pair [Not Available as a Pair]

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Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium:
    Aquatint etchings on Fabriano Rosapina Cream 285
    PRICE IS FOR THE PAIR
  • Size:
    9-1/2" by 5" each image;
    17-1/2” x 12-1/2” each framed
    PRICE IS FOR THE PAIR
  • Item # C3999B-C
  • Price: $12,000.00

Spirit of Autumn and Spirit of Spring Etching Pair

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source:  the photo copies (of original polaroid’s) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.This lovely and fantastically rare set in etching and aquatint was printed in benzine yellow ochre, English red, midnight blue, burnt umber, and sepia. These provide a pairing of spirits, the cool of autumn and the verdant energy of spring, worked in delicate fine-line, hatching, graphic contour and bold geometric rendering over a free-form gestural background.

The etchings were issued in an edition of 65 copies.  Each of these is #49/65.  Each is signed at right, Tsa-sah-wee-eh with the artist's cartouche, and initials HH below the signature.  At lower left is the house chop, at lower right is the printer’s chop, and the printer’s blind stamp is on verso.

Artist Signature - Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce

The printing was begun on 25 March 1983 and completed on 28 September 1983.  These two were next to the last etchings made by Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce before she passed away.  Only “Unity of Prayers and Song” was printed after this pair.  Master printers were Ricardo C. Ximenes, Catherine Clinger, Yvette Tapp.

Each etching is double matted with matching mats and each is framed in matching brown wood frames.


Condition: appear to be in original condition

Provenance: this Spirit of Autumn and Spirit of Spring Etching Pair is from the estate of a former client from Colorado

Recommended Reading: Changing Woman: The Life and Art of Helen Hardin by Jay Scott

Photo of Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce. Image Source:  the photo copies (of original polaroid’s) of Helen Hardin appear courtesy of the photographer.

Spirit of Autumn and Spirit of Spring Etching Pair


Helen Hardin (1943-1984) Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh - Little Standing Spruce
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Santa Clara Pueblo
  • Medium:
    Aquatint etchings on Fabriano Rosapina Cream 285
    PRICE IS FOR THE PAIR
  • Size:
    9-1/2" by 5" each image;
    17-1/2” x 12-1/2” each framed
    PRICE IS FOR THE PAIR
  • Item # C3999B-C
  • Price: $12,000.00

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