The Jewish Bride
soft-ground etching (paper type unknown)
9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (24.8 x 19.1 cm)
Atelier 17, New York
Soft-ground etching from 1 copper plate, probably printed in black
Motherwell wrote to Stanley William Hayter in 1981 in response to his invitation to participate in an exhibition of Atelier 17 graphics being organized by Galerie de Seine for the International Fair of Contemporary Art (F.I.A.C.) in Paris. In his letter, dated May 14, Motherwell refers to this etching by title and recalls that it was an image of a young woman seated in a chair. He indicates that only proofs were made, possibly two or three. Motherwell has also referred to this etching as The Jewish Girl. No impression of this print has ever been located, and there is no image of it in Motherwell's archive.