Robert MOTHERWELL, Burning elegy Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Burning elegy 1991 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed from four aluminium plates and hand coloured with acrylic; hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Impression: artist's proof XII
Edition: edition of 36; plus 12 artist's proofs; 6 trial proofs; special proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: A three colour lithograph, including four pulp colours and four dye colours, printed from four aluminium plates. Hand-made paper was hand-coloured using orange, orange-yellow, light pink, black pulps and light-yellow, medium yellow, light orange-yellow, orange-yellow dyes applied on a newly white pulp base sheet. The pulps and dyes were applied using ladles, basters and were sprayed on through hand-cut stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, yellow, black, transparent yellow and black were each printed from an aluminium plate. Each print was hand-coloured with black acrylic paint. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall, Brian Maxwell and Paul Imboden. Image stencils hand-cut by Strianese. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson and Kevin Falco assisted by lee Funderburg and Eric Ting. Edition printing by Hutcheson assisted by Ting, Fulton, Falco and Funderburg. Hand colouring by Falco, Ting and Michael Mueller.
Primary Insc: signed, lower left, in pencil, 'RM [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower left, in pencil, 'ap 1/12'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, '4/9/90 / #42 / YEL x 1 [upside down]'
Dimensions: image 107.1 h x 135.4 w cm sheet 133.4 h x 160.4 w cm internal 1460 h x 1750 w mm Framed 1502 h x 1792 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 520
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.100
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