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CR. 171 Tobacco Roth Händle

Tobacco Roth-Händle

 1975

CR. 171 Tobacco Roth Händle

41 x 31 in. (104.1 x 78.7 cm)

Signature

Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right

Inscriptions

Numbered in pencil lower right; workshop chop mark lower right; artist's chop mark lower right; workshop number "RM75-145" in pencil reverse lower left

Edition

45

Proofs

1 archive proof
7 AP, numbered I-VII
1 BAT
1 CP
2 CTP
1 PP
5 TP, numbered I-V
hand-colored WP (unrecorded)

Publisher

Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Printer

Robert Bigelow and Kenneth Tyler, Tyler Graphics Ltd.

Collaborators

Stone preparation, processing, and proofing by Tyler; screen preparation, processing, and proofing by Kim Halliday

Production Sequence

4 colors printed in 4 runs from 2 stones and 2 screens: 1. black – stone; 2. brown – stone; 3. transparent brown – screen; 4. black – screen

Concordance

B 140; TGL 385 RM4

Comments

This lithograph was pressed between linen canvases while wet to add texture to the surface. Trial proofs were printed on various papers as follows: TP I on mustard HMP rag handmade; TP II on mauve HMP rag handmade; TPs III and IV on tan HMP rag handmade; and TP V on white Twinrocker rag handmade.

The plate used for the Roth Händle motif was used again by the artist and Catherine Mosley for cat. nos. 184-191.

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