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Print130 Iso

A la pintura: To the Paintbrush


Print130 Iso

soft-ground etching, aquatint, and letterpress on J.B. Green paper
25 1/2 x 38 in. (64.8 x 96.5 cm)
plate size: 10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.6 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

1 color printed in 1 run from 1 copper plate and 6 colors printed by letterpress: 1. yellow-ochre medium – plate (soft-ground etching with aquatint); 2. black – letterpress (English text); 3. orange – letterpress (Spanish text); 4. green – letterpress (Spanish text); 5. red – letterpress (Spanish text); 6. blue – letterpress (Spanish text); 7. brown – letterpress (Spanish text)


B 101; ULAE 35


Motherwell began working on this print in 1969.

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


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