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'
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for relief printing) woodblock Support: seven ply, pine wood
Impression: C-2 and C-13
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 purple and dark blue. Verso matrix used to print light orange, light green and dark blue.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre., blue marker "C-2" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.2C R:19 RELIEF ULTRA 2" inscribed upper centre, pencil "Bl. not printed" stamped upper right, green ink "B/BB/1-8" [encircled] stamped upper right, green ink "PCT/AFD2" [unidentified logo] verso: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "C-13" [on tape] verso: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.13C R:30 RELIEF GREEN"
Dimensions: wood 114.4 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 2002.1.195.13
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.