Robert MOTHERWELL, Burning elegy Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1915 – 1991

Burning elegy 1990 Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, planographic colour lithograph; hand dyed paper Support: white, wove, handmade, handcoloured, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: unsigned proof
Edition: edition 36; 12AP; 6TP; SP; RTP; PPI; PPII; A; C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1991

Edition Notes: A three colour lithograph, including four pulp colours and four dye colours, printed from four aluminium plates. Hand-made paper was hand-coloured using orange, orange-yellow, light pink, black pulps and light-yellow, medium yellow, light orange-yellow, orange-yellow dyes applied on a newly white pulp base sheet. The pulps and dyes were applied using ladles, basters and were sprayed on through hand-cut stencils. After the paper was pressed and dried, yellow, black, transparent yellow and black were each printed from an aluminium plate. Each print was hand-coloured with black acrylic paint. Papermaking by Tom Strianese assisted by Jed Marshall, Brian Maxwell and Paul Imboden. Image stencils hand-cut by Strianese. Plate preparation, processing and proofing by John Hutcheson and Kevin Falco assisted by lee Funderburg and Eric Ting. Edition printing by Hutcheson assisted by Ting, Fulton, Falco and Funderburg. Hand colouring by Falco, Ting and Michael Mueller.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "#36 / 4/5/90" [diagonally] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "RM88-1033" [diagonally]
Dimensions: comp 106.2 h x 134.6 w cm sheet 134.0 h x 160.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1991.
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.18
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