Robert MOTHERWELL, Mediterranean light Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Mediterranean light 1990 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic lithograph printed in 12 colours from 11 aluminium plates Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition 40; 12 artist's proofs; 3 trial proofs; right to print; printer's proof I; printer's proof II; archive copy; cancellation proof; 2 reference proofs
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: Unsigned paper pulp with yellow, blue and brown printing. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall, Eric Ting and Paul Imboden. Image-stencils hand-cut by Strianese. Prep work for continuous tone lithography by Kenneth Tyler. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson assisted by Tyler and Kevin Falco assisted by Ting. Edition printing by Hutcheson assisted by Ting and John Fulton and Kevin Falco. A 12 colour lithograph, including two pulp colours and three dye colours, printed from 11 aluminium plates. The handmade paper was hand-coloured using medium-yellow and light blue pulps and light-yellow, medium yellow and dark yellow dyes applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet using brushes and by spraying with a pattern pistol through hand-cut plastic stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, yellow, blue, transparent yellow, medium yellow, transparent blue, medium blue and brown were printed from aluminium plates.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed, lower right corner, Tyler Graphics Ltd. chop verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in pencil, 'RM90-1038 [diagonally]' verso: inscribed, lower left corner, in grey marker, '6/21/90 / #8' verso: inscribed, upper right corner, in pencil, 'AA2X'
Dimensions: image 56.8 h x 167.4 w cm sheet 82.4 h x 192.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg/Banach (2003), 524
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.68.6
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