Summertime in Italy (with Lines)
lithograph on Rives BFK paper
22 1/4 x 17 in. (56.5 x 43.2 cm)
Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right
Numbered in pencil lower right; printer's chop mark lower right
Hollander Workshop, New York
Irwin Hollander, Hollander Workshop
3 colors printed in 3 runs from 2 zinc plates and 1 stone: 1. (one-third of edition) dark blue – plate; (one-third of edition) light blue – plate; (one-third of edition) black – plate; 2. black – plate; 3. brown – stone
The edition of 100 was divided into three groupings printed with different background colors; light blue for the first third, dark blue for the second third, and black for the last third, although no documentation of the exact numbering sequences exists in archival or workshop records. Artist’s proof impressions were printed on white and buff Rives BFK papers. The artist’s proofs were also printed with light blue, dark blue, or black backgrounds, along with a fourth version containing no background plate. There are additional color variances in the trial proofs that depart from both the edition and artist’s proof impressions.
See also Comments for cat. nos. 31 and 34.