David HOCKNEY, A portrait of Rolf Nelson Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

A portrait of Rolf Nelson 1965-68 Title Notes: 004-002
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, Planographic Lithograph printed in colour from three aluminium plates, tusche, crayon, watercolour additions. Support: White mould-made Arches BFK Rives paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: Verso: watermark u.r.corner,"BFK".
Impression: cancellation proof
Edition: edition of 12, plus 8 proofs
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles
Date Published: 1968

Edition Notes: Three colours printed: black, yellow, blue. Watercolour additions (eyes and lips) in pink. Proofed and printed by Kenneth Tyler. Published by Gemini G.E.L, Los Angeles.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated l.r, pencil "David Hockney June 12 1968". Signed l.r, pink watercolour "D.H."
Secondary Insc: Titled l.c, black ink "Rolf...in a fra...overed with gla...and hand pa...d cheeks" [fragments of full title "Rolf Nelson in a frame covered with glass and hand painted cheeks"]. Inscribed l.c, pink watercolour "cancellation proof".
Dimensions: (comp) 70.4 h x 62.0 w cm (sheet) 105.2 h x 75.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1048
Image rights: © Gemini Ltd / Kenneth E. Tyler