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Robert MOTHERWELL

United States of America 1915 – 1991

Blue elegy 1987 Materials & Technique: prints, relief, planographic colour relief, lithograph printed from one etched magnesium plate and three aluminium plates; hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, hand-coloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition of 30: plus 12AP; 2TP; CTP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1987

Edition Notes: A 12 colour, pressed paper pulp, relief, lithograph printed from one magnesium plate and three aluminium plates with one paper pressing. Six dye colours were used to colour newly made white pulp base sheet: yellow-ochre, light turquoise blue, dark turquoise blue, light blue-grey, dark blue-grey and white. After coloured paper was pressed and dried, blue (relief, magnesium plate), transparent magenta and transparent blue (lithograph, aluminium plate) magenta and blue (lithograph, aluminium plate) and transparent violet (lithograph, aluminium plate) were printed.Papermaking by Steve Reeves and Tom Strianese. Proofing and edition printing of magnesium plate by Reeves and Strianese. Proofing and edition printing of aluminium plates by Roger Campbell and Lee Funderburg.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM83-687" verso: inscribed lower left corner, blue pencil "1983-86"
Dimensions: comp and sheet 103.2 h x 147.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Terenzio (1991), 347; TGL print documentation, 1987.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.99.6
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