Frank STELLA, The fossil whale (dome) Enlarge 1 /1

On display on Level 2

Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

The fossil whale (dome) 1992
Collection Title: the 'Moby Dick domes' series 1992
Title Notes: 006-023
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio, relief colour etching, aquatint, relief, engraving printed from one assembled plate, made from one dome shaped magnesium plate and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout; hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, shaped TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 5
Edition: edition of 20: plus 6AP; 2TP; SP; 2WP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1992

Edition Notes: A 28 colour etching, aquatint, relief, engraving printed from one assembled plate, made from one dome shaped magnesium plate and one rectangular magnesium plate with circular cutout. After printing, the paper was dampened and handcoloured. Coloured dyes were also sprayed onto the paper through a stencil. Preparation and design of dome-shaped paper mould and papermaking processes by Kenneth Tyler and Lee S. McDonald. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Jed Marshall. Magnesium plate preparation by Tyler and Swan Engraving. Reworking and proofing of magnesium plates by Anthony Kirk assisted by Kathy Cho, Brian Maxwell and Doug Humes. Edition printing by Kirk, Cho, Maxwell and Humes. Paper colouring by Strianese and Marshall.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "F. Stella '92"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil"A.P.V"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FS85-905" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "PRINTED 6/28/91 / 6/27/91 / 60 / 6 / 75-25" [vertically]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 187.4 h x 135.6 w x 12.4 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1992; Axsom (2016), 207
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.836