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Print358 Iso

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Print358 Iso

aquatint and line etching on Whatman paper
16 x 17 in. (40.6 x 43.2 cm)
plate size: 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. (19.4 x 24.8 cm)


Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right


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




1 archive proof
6 AP, numbered I/VI-VI/VI
2 HC
2 PP
TP (unrecorded)


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


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

Production Sequence

1 color printed in 1 run from 1 copper plate: black – plate


B 326


Motherwell used a hand-painted trial proof as the maquette for plate revisions that resulted in the editioned image. Filling in areas that were sketching out in the first proof in two stages, the artist blocked out some of the linear tracings to heighten the contrasts between them. The handwork on the trial proofs was done with black acrylic paint.


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