Helen FRANKENTHALER, Madame Butterfly woodblock Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Madame Butterfly woodblock 2000 Description: one of 46 woodblocks used in the printing of 'Madame Butterfly'

Collection Title: a group of 33 woodblocks used in the printing of 'Madame Butterfly'
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for intaglio printing) woodblock Support: pine wood
Impression: L-3 and L-4
Edition: edition of 33, plus 14 AP, 7 TP, 2 CTP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 2000

Edition Notes: Two matrices on the one woodblock. Front side used to print rose, ochre and ultra violet. Verso used to print red, ultra violet and white.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Left BL. 4L R:5 INATGLIO ROSE/OCHER/ULTRA V" inscribed upper centre edge, blue marker "L-4" [on tape] and bot.c., "4" [on tape] verso: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Left BL.3L R.4 RED/ ULTRA 2" verso: inscribed upper centre, black pen "L-3" [on tape]
Dimensions: wood 114.4 h x 76.2 w x 1.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.195.3
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.