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Print155 Iso

Dutch Linen Suite: Untitled


Print155 Iso

lift-ground etching and aquatint on gray Dutch Linen handmade paper
29 x 25 in. (73.7 x 63.5 cm)
plate size: 19 1/2 x 15 3/4 in. (49.5 x 40 cm)


Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower left


Numbered in pencil lower left; artist's chop mark lower right




4 AP, numbered I/IV-IV/IV
PP (unrecorded)
TP (unrecorded)


Artist; released by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York


Catherine Mosley, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut

Production Sequence

1 color printed in 1 run from 1 copper plate: black – plate


B 130


This sequence of five etchings is distinguished by the very rough and irregular surface of the paper. Each impression printed looks somewhat different. A popular paper at the time, Dutch Linen contains flecks of color as well as metal filings from the screens used in the papermaking process. These filings occasionally showed up as rust spots after the paper was dried.


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