Frank STELLA, The cabin. Ahab and Starbuck Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2


United States of America born 1936

The cabin. Ahab and Starbuck 1991
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick engravings' series 1991
Title Notes: 006-015
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint and relief printed from one run from one assembled plate made from one circular magnesium plate, one irregularly shaped magnesium plate, and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout (the pentagon shape in upper left corner was uniquely hand wiped for each print). Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 9
Edition: edition of 32: plus 11 artist's proofs; trial proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Three colours printed: red-black, blue-black and transparent black. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Magnesium plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Swan Engraving. Additional aquatint preparation of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk. Proofing by Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Doug Humes and Brian Maxwell. Edition printing by Cho assisted by Humes and Maxwell.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower left corner, pencil "F.Stella '91"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "A.P. 9"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS89-1044"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 189.8 h x 134.5 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics print documentation, 1991; Axsom (2016), 203
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.884.3
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy