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 1965-73 Title Notes: 004-001
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, Planographic Colour lithograph printed from three aluminium plates plates, tusche, crayon, watercolour additions. Support: White, mould-made, Arches paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: Verso: watermark l.r.corner, "RIVES" [vertically].
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 12, plus 8 proofs
Publisher: GEMINI G.E.L.
Place Published: Los Angeles, California.
Date Published: 1973

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 c.r, pencil "David Hockney 1965/68".
Secondary Insc: Inscribed l.l, pencil "O.K to pull". Inscribed bot.c, black ink "Rolf Nelson in a frame covered with glass (and handpainted cheeks)".
Dimensions: composition 62.0 h x 49.4 w cm sheet 105.4 h x 75.2 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Scottish Arts Council (1979), 63.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1973
Accession No: NGA 73.1051
Image rights: © Gemini Ltd / Kenneth E. Tyler