Robert MOTHERWELL, Mediterranean light Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Mediterranean light 1991 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, paper pulp colour lithograph printed from 11 aluminium plates; paper pulp, hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof I/3
Edition: edition 40; 12AP; 3TP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C; 2RP
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: A 12 colour, including two pulp colours and three dye colours, printed from 11 aluminium plates. The handmade paper was hand-coloured using medium-yellow and light blue pulps and light-yellow, medium yellow and dark yellow dyes applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet using brushes and by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, yellow, blue, transparent yellow, medium yellow, transparent blue, medium blue and brown were printed from aluminium plates. (For this trial proof, black was printed instead of brown) Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall, Eric Ting and Paul Imboden. Image-stencils hand-cut by Strianese. Edition printing by John Hutcheson assisted by Ting and John Fulton and Kevin Falco. White powdercoated wooden frame.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, pencil "RM"[underlined]. not dated
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "trial I"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop
Dimensions: comp 57.0 h x 167.4 w cm sheet 82.5 h x 193.4 w cm Frame 93.0 h x 203.2 w x 5.5 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.68.2
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