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 relief printing) woodblock Support: five ply, pine wood
Impression: R-C-15
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 woodblock was used to print cobalt blue. The verso of the matrix has a white impression on it.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, blue marker "R-C-15" [on tape] inscribed upper centre edge, black pen "Center + RIGHT PANELS EL. 15C + R R:59 RELIEF COBALT PRINTED BY HAND" inscribed upper centre, pencil "Right panel" inscribed upper right, pencil "center panel" inscribed upper left, amd upper right, pencil [arrows]
Dimensions: wood 113.8 h x 142.8 w x 0.6 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 2000
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.195.33
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.