Robert MOTHERWELL, Water's edge Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Water's edge 1984 Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief, collage lithograph, embossing, collage Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper; black, wove, machine mouldmade, German Etching paper
Impression: 23/62
Edition: edition of 62: plus 12 artist's proofs; 3 special proofs; 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 four colour, including one colored paper, lithograph, relief, embossing, collage printed from two aluminium plates, one relief magnesium plate and one embossing die made from one shaped relief copper plate. The printing sequence was as follows: pale yellow, grey, light blue, inkless embossing, black paper torn and adhered to the white TGL paper. Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Prep work for transfer from artist's original paper collage material to print processes by Kenneth Tyler. Preparation of film copy from collage elements for platemaking by Lee Funderburg, plate preparation and processing by 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: numbered, lower right corner, in pencil, '23/62'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM83-707 / AFA 307'
Dimensions: image 71.0 h x 58.4 w cm sheet 84.2 h x 67.8 w cm Framed 1037 h x 835 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 307; Walker Art Centre (1987), 453; Engberg/Banach (2003), 339
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.44.4
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