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 colour lithograph printed from four aluminium plates and hand coloured with acrylic: hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: trial proof 3
Edition: edition 36; 12AP; 6TP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Colours printed: black, yellow, transparent yellow. 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, pencil "RM[underlined]"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower rleft, pencil "trial III"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM88-1033" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "#15" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp 107.8 h x 135.0 w cm sheet 132.8 h x 160.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.311
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