Del Monte Oaks Small Boxed Cards
Ten 3½ x 5 in. blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box.
Del Monte Oaks, 1920, by William Seltzer Rice (American, 1873–1963)
William Seltzer Rice was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Northern California in 1900, just before the region’s Arts & Crafts movement ignited. A talented and prolific watercolorist, Rice taught at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland—a center for the movement. He became devoted to block printing because compared with original watercolors, prints better suited the Arts & Crafts ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at modest cost. Unlike many printmakers, Rice designed, carved, and printed the blocks himself.