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CR. 349 La Casa de la Mancha

La Casa de la Mancha

 1984

CR. 349 La Casa de la Mancha

aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint on Whatman paper
24 1/2 x 30 in. (62.2 x 76.2 cm)
plate size 17 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (45.1 x 60.3 cm)

Signature

Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower left

Inscriptions

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

Edition

70

Proofs

1 archive proof
10 AP, numbered I/X-X/X
1 CP
2 CTP
2 PP
2 TP
other proofs (unrecorded)

Publisher

Artist; released by Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York

Printer

Catherine Mosley, assisted by Diana Donaldson, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 copper plates: 1. orange – plate (aquatint); 2. black – plate (lift-ground etching and aquatint)

Concordance

B 319

Comments

This etching is compositionally related to Motherwell's 1969 painting Open No. 97 (The Spanish House). The painting was inspired by the white facade of a house with orange shutters in a photograph of the harbor of Cadaques, Spain, that Motherwell came across in a book of color photographs of Spain.

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