Helen FRANKENTHALER, Madame Butterfly woodblock Enlarge 1 /1

Helen FRANKENTHALER

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'
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for intaglio printing) woodblock Support: seven ply, pine wood
Impression: R-7 and R-8
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 matrix used to print white. Verso matrix used to print turquoise, ochre.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "R-7" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Right BL. 7R R45 + 46 INTAGLIO R45 WHITE R 46 WHITE" inscribed lower left corner, green pen "P.3 WHITE" verso: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "R-8" [on tape] verso: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Right BL.8R R47 INTAGLIO TURQUOISE/ OCHER" verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "P.3 Turquoise ochre" [vertically]
Dimensions: wood 114.2 h x 76.0 w x 1.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.195.28
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.