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-5 and R-10
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 only. Verso matrix used to print turquoise, ultra violet, pink and white.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "R-5" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Right BL. 5R R:42 INTAGLIO WHITE" inscribed lower right, green pen "5" [on tape] stamped lower left corner, green ink "B/BB/ 1-8" [encircled] stamped lower left corner, green ink "AFD2" [with inidentified logo] verso: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "R-10" [on tape] verso: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Right BL. 10R R49 + 56 INTAGLIO R49 ULTRA 3 R56 TURQUOISE/ PINK/ BLUE"
Dimensions: wood 114.0 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 2002.1.195.26
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.