Signature: Signed and titled in pencil, Signed and dated in the plate
Publisher: Associated American Artists
Size: 9-5/8 x 11-3/4 inches
Description: Known early as a talented portrait artist, Hoffman later earned a reputation for gritty genre scenes and in the late 1930s went to Puerto Rico to observe the peasant life there. Likely the women here are making mundillo, a cultivated, handmade bobbin lace that was brought to Puerto Rico from Spain, where it had thrived in major commercial markets. This lacemaking skill has now become an honored tradition among Puerto Rican women involved in the craft.
Condition: Two spots in bottom margin, verso toned
Stock Number: 31223c