Robert MOTHERWELL, Black cathedral Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Black cathedral 1991 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic, paper pulp lithograph printed in four colours from four aluminium plates; paper pulp Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 12/14
Edition: edition of 40: plus 14 artist's proofs; trial proof; colour trial proof; working proof; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: A seven colour, including two pulp colours and one dye colour, lithograph printed from four aluminium plates. First, the handmade paper was handcoloured using light orange and orange pulps and orange-red dye applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet using a brush and by spraying with a pattern pistol through had-cut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, orange, red, black and black were each printed from an aluminium plate. papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall, Paul Stillpass, Brian Maxwell and Paul Imboden. Image stencils hand-cut by Strianese. Pre work for continuous-tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson and Lee Funderburg assisted by Kevin Falco. Edition printing by Hutcheson assisted by John Fulton and Falco assisted by Funderburg and Eric Ting.
Primary Insc: signed, lower left, in pencil, 'RM'
Secondary Insc: inscribed, lower left, in pencil, 'AP 12/14'
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left, in pencil, '#25/ 5/23/90 / RM88-1035'
Dimensions: sheet 127.0 h x 54.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 522
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1206.2
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