Stanley BOXER

United States of America 1926 – 2000

Fossils 1979
Collection Title: the 'Carnival of animals' portfolio 1979
Title Notes: 012-001
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, intaglio colour etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint with variant inking printed from one copper and one Plexiglas plate Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: lower right corner, Tyler Graphics [hexagon]
Impression: 5/20
Edition: edition of 20 plus 9 artist's proofs; 2 trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1979

Edition Notes: An etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint with variant inking printed from one copper and one Plexiglas plate. First, yellow-orange, pink and blue-green pulps were applied to a newly made white pulp base sheet. After this was pressed, yellow and pink dyes were applied to the sheet and pressed. Printing took place while the paper was still moist and the copper and Plexiglas plates were printed simultaneously. The artist selected inks from a palette of colours which consisted of medium yellow, orange, yellow-ochre, vermillion, dark red, violet, purple, brown, dark brown, Prussian blue, turquoise green, medium green, dark green, white and black (engraving, Plexiglas plate): brown-green (etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint, copper plate). Papermaking by Lindsay Green and Lee Funderburg. Experimental trials and standard proof paper colouring by artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler and Green. Paper colouring by artist. copper plate preparation and processing by Rodney Konopaki and Paul Saunders. Proofing and edition printing by Konopaki. Glass plate preparation, proofing and edition printing by Konopaki.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "S.Boxer '79"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "5/20"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "SB79-423"
Dimensions: image 51.8 h x 59.8 w cm sheet 59.0 h x 66.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 117; Tyler Graphics documentation (1979)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.959.13
Image rights: © The Estate of Stanley Boxer/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy.