Frank STELLA, Swan engraving circle II Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving circle II 1983
Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Title Notes: 003-125
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, relief, engraving, 1 run from 1 assembled plate made from 8 irregularly shaped magnesium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manuacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof I
Edition: edition of 5: plus 2AP; 2TP; CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Papermaking: Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Plate preparation and processing: Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. Proofing and edition printing: Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Magnesium plates used to make the assembled plate were cut and mounted on plywood backing by the artist, assisted by Tyler, Duane Mitch, Roger Campbell, Lee Funderburg, Konopaki, and Cross.
Primary Insc: signed and dated, lower right, pencil "F. Stella '83"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "C.T.P. I"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left, pencil "FS81-661 / Swan Eng. Circle II" verso: inscribed lower centre, pencil "FS81-661" verso: lower centre, pencil "BOTTOM" [vertically] verso: inscribed upper right, pencil "TOP[underlined]" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 130.2 diameter
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 595; TGL print documentation, 1983; Axsom (2016), 166
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1606
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy