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: five ply, pine wood
Impression: C-14 and C-17
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 rose, white and ochre. Verso matrix used to print light pink, light orange, ultra violet, dark blue.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "C-14" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.14C R:31 INTAGLIO ROSE/OCHER" inscribed lower right, blue pen "14" [on tape and upsidedown] verso: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "C-17" [on tape] verso: inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center BL.17C R:54 INTAGLIO PINK/ ORANGE/ 2 BLUE" verso: inscribed centre right, pencil "PINK" [vertical] verso: inscribed lower left, blue pen "17" [on tape - vertical] stamped right edge, red ink "CFP 4-1 P/S S/W MAPLE SMN HPMA..." [indecipherable]
Dimensions: wood 113.8 h x 75.5 w x 1.0 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.195.22
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.