Helen FRANKENTHALER, Madame Butterfly Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Madame Butterfly 2000 Title Notes: 006-001
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, relief colour woodcut printed from 46 woodblocks on three sheets of paper Support: left panel: sienna, wove, handmade, TGL paper; centre panel: light sienna, wove, handmade,TGL paper; right panel: sienna, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 33, plus 14 AP, 7 TP, 2 CTP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, 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 (one light sienna and two sienna) of TGL paper. Project supervision by Kenneth Tyler. 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 "HF" and "22 May '00" (right sheet)
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "Ok to print" (right sheet) titled lower right corner, pencil "Madame Butterfly" and "22 May '00" (right sheet)
Dimensions: panel a 106.0 h x 67.0 w cm panel b 106.0 h x 67.4 w cm panel c 106.0 h x 67.6 w cm overall 106.0 h x 202.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.187.6.A-C
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 2000