Robert MOTHERWELL, Samurai II Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Samurai II 1980 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, chine appliqué lithograph printed in black ink from one stone; chine appliqué Support: natural, handmade, Nepal paper; natural, handmade, Sekishu paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 49: plus 16 artist's proofs; printer's proof; right to print; four trial proofs; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1980

Edition Notes: An original one colour lithograph, collage printed from one stone. First, two sheets of Nepal paper were joined to make a long backing sheet. Black was then printed from a stone on the Sekishu paper and this paper was adhered to the backing sheet. Three natural Oriental papers were assembled and adhered for each print. The papers were carefully selected so that the Nepal papers would match and the lighter Sekishu papers would contrast in brightness. Stone preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler; proofing and edition printing by Lee Funderburg; screen preparation by Kim Halliday; paper preparation and adhering by Halliday and Steve Reeves.
Primary Insc: signed, upper left corner, in black ink, 'RM [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, upper left corner, in black ink, 'RTP'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM79-390'
Dimensions: overall 144.8 h x 62.4 w cm internal 1515 h x 690 w mm Framed 1557 h x 732 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 245
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 81.1262