Robert MOTHERWELL, Three figures Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Three figures 1989 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, relief lithograph, relief printed in four colours from three aluminium plates and one magnesium plate Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, Somerset paper
Impression: artist's proof 19
Edition: edition of 80: plus 20 artist's proofs; 2 colour trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1989

Edition Notes: A four colour lithograph, relief printed from three aluminium plates and one magnesium plate. Red, transparent red and dark transparent red were each printed from an aluminium plate. Black was printed from a magnesium plate. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by LeeFunderburg. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Tyler and Pete Duchess, proofing by Tyler, John Hutcheson, Jim Lefkowitz and Paul Stilpass, edition printing by Hutcheson and Stillpass.
Primary Insc: signed, lower right, in pencil, 'Motherwell [underlined]'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower right, in pencil, 'ap 19/20'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner,Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM88-965'
Dimensions: image and sheet 141.2 h x 101.4 w cm internal 1625 h x 1220 w mm Framed 1642 h x 1262 w mm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 426; Engberg/Banach (2003), 489
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.339.3
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