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CR. 363 The Green Studio

The Green Studio


CR. 363 The Green Studio

aquatint and etching on German Etching paper
12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
plate size: 5 x 12 in. (12.7 x 30.5 cm)


Signed "Motherwell" in pencil lower right


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




1 archive proof
10 AP, numbered I/X-X/X
8 HC
2 PP
unique proofs (unrecorded)


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


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

Production Sequence

2 colors printed in 2 runs from 2 copper plates: 1. green – plate (aquatint); 2. black – plate (etching)


B 331


The Green Studio was derived from a trial proof for A la pintura: To the Palette (cat. no. 113). The original plate was a line etching printed in red Motherwell felt that the line structure could be made into a second version of the composition but determined that, alone, the delicate lattice lines were too light in weight. For this print, the original A la pintura proof was copied and made into two new plates: a line plate printed in black and an aquatint plate printed in green.


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