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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

On the wing 1984 Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief, collage lithograph, embossing, collage printed from six aluminium plates and one embossing die assembled from three cut and shaped copper plates Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Arches Cover paper; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German Etching paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, 'ARCHES' [vertically]
Impression: trial proof
Edition: edition of 70: plus 20 artist's proofs; special proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: A seven colour, including one coloured paper, lithograph, embossing, collage printed from six aluminium plates and one embossing die assembled from three cut and shaped copper plates. The printing sequence was as follows: tan,blue, red, vermilion, yellow-brown, and grey (lithograph, each printed froman aluminium plate); inkless (embossing); black paper cut and adhered to the white paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese.Prep work for transfer from artist's originalpaper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler. Preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Lee Funderburg. Proofing and edition printing by Roger Campbell and Funderburg. Preparation and adhering of collage elements by Campbell, Funderburg and Tyler.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 't.p.'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner,Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83-718' verso: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'tan border mix / ROSE RED WASH / VERMILLION 3D' [upsidedown] verso: inscribed, lower right corner, in pencil, 'Afa 309 / On the Wing' [upsidedown]
Dimensions: image and sheet 118.6 h x 77.2 w cm Framed 1425 h x 1025 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 309; Walker Art Centre (1987), 454; Engberg/Banach (2003), 340
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.334