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: seven ply, pine wood
Impression: C-3 and C-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 matrix used to print white. Verso matrix used to print ultra violet.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "C-3" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.3C R:20 INTAGLIO WHITE [arrow] TOP" verso: inscribed lower centre, blue marker "C-4" [on tape] [upsidedown] verso: inscribed lower cente edge, black pen "CENTER BL.4C R:21 INTAGLIO ULTRA 1 [arrow] TOP" verso: inscribed lower right, red pen "PIMC Panel 2"
Dimensions: wood 114.4 h x 76.1 w x 1.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.195.14
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.