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CR. 174 Spanish Elegy I

Spanish Elegy I

 1975

CR. 174 Spanish Elegy I

17 1/2 x 30 1/2 in. (44.5 x 77.5 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 "RM75-164" in pencil reverse lower left

Edition

38

Proofs

1 archive Proof
12 AP, numbered I-XII
1 CP
3 presentation proofs
1 PP
1 RTP

Publisher

Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Printer

Robert Bigelow, Tyler Graphics Ltd.

Collaborators

Stone preparation, processing, and proofing by Kenneth Tyler

Production Sequence

1 color printed in 1 run from 1 stone: black – stone

Concordance

B 143; TGL 388 RM7

Comments

This print inaugurates Motherwell's use of the Elegy to the Spanish Republic motif in his print work. The composition echoes that of numerous small ink-and-brush drawings from the mid-1970s. Motherwell decided to withdraw the edition from distribution after it was printed; he then hand-painted a small number of impressions with acrylic paint.

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