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United States of America 1928 – 2011

Madame Butterfly 2000 Description: signed triptych in the Tyler Gift
Materials & Technique: prints, relief colour woodcut printed from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of paper Support: left panel: sienna, handmade, TGL paper; centre panel: light sienna, handmade,TGL paper; right panel: sienna, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: trial proof IV
Edition: edition of 33, plus 14 AP, 7 TP, 2 CTP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 2000

Edition Notes: 102 colours printed in 59 runs from 46 woodblocks (30 birch, 14 maple, 1 luan mahogany and 1 fir) on three sheets of paper. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and Michael Mueller. Woodblock preparation by Yasuyuki Shibata. Proofing and edition printing by Shibata.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "Frankenthaler '00" (right sheet)
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right, pencil "T.P.IV" (right sheet)
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "TP IV LEFT" and "3/23/00/ Goob [sic] except/ WHITE and ULTRA (TOP Right)/ add BLUE drawing/ BLOCK #1-14"
Dimensions: panel a 106.0 h x 67.4 w cm panel b 105.8 h x 68.0 w cm panel c 105.8 h x 68.0 w cm overall 106.0 h x 203.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.187.2.A-C
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 2000