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Print113 Iso

A la pintura: To the Palette


Print113 Iso

lift-ground aquatint, soft-ground etching, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
two plates: each 5 x 10 3/8 in. (12.7 x 26.4 cm)


Numbered in ochre ink stamp lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; "ROBERT MOTHERWELL 'a la pintura'" stamped in ochre ink lower left

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 copper plates and 5 colors printed by letterpress: 1. orange – line plate (lift-ground aquatint with etched lines added); 2. black – plate (soft-ground etching); 3. black – letterpress (English text); 4. blue – letterpress (Spanish text); 5. brown – letterpress (Spanish text); 6. red – letterpress (Spanish text); 7. orange – letterpress (Spanish text)


B 84; ULAE 18


Motherwell began working on this print in 1971.

See also general entry for A la pintura (cat. nos. 111-131).


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