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-6
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: This could be two matrices on the one woodblock - the matrix on the verso has no code and therefore may not have been used in the final printing. Front matrix used to print yellow and white. Verso matrix used to print pink, ocher and white?
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "C-6" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.6C R:23 INTAGLIO P.YELLOW WHITE" inscribed upper left, pencil "yellow/ P.2" verso: inscribed upper right, pencil "PINK" verso: inscribed lower right, pencil "Ocher 9 WHITE P.2"
Dimensions: wood 113.9 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 2002.1.195.16
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.