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CR. 443 Sirens I

Sirens I


CR. 443 Sirens I

aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint, and soft-grount etching on Arches paper
22 1/4 x 26 in. (56.5 x 66 cm)
plate size: 14 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (37.5 x 47.6 cm)


Signed "RM" 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
2 CP
HC (unrecorded)
TP (unrecorded)


Artist; released by Waddington Graphics Ltd., London


Catherine Mosley, artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut

Production Sequence

3 colors printed in 3 runs from 2 copper plates and 1 zinc plate: 1. yellow – copper plate (aquatint); 2. black – copper plate (lift-ground etching and aquatint); 3. black – zinc plate (soft-ground etching)


B 382


Sirens I and II (cat. nos. 443 and 444) are based on Untitled, a drawing from 1980. Motherwell chose this drawing as a general matrix for the two etchings. The ground treatment in both prints is varied but reflects the overpainted surround technique of the original.


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