Helen FRANKENTHALER, Tales of Genji I woodblock Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Tales of Genji I woodblock 1995 Description: one of 11 woodblocks used in the printing of 'Tales of Genji I'
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began the Tales of Genji series in 1995 and published the edition prints in 1998
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, matrix (used for relief printing) woodblock used in the printing of colour woodcut Support: seven ply, two veneer
Impression: block 7
Edition: edition of 30, plus 12AP, 4TP, 4CTP, SP, 2WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1998

Edition Notes: Project supervision by Kenneth Tyler. Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Woodblock preparation by Yasuyuki Shibata. Proofing by Shibata assisted by Christopher Creyts. Edition printing by Shibata. Used to print black, red and green.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper right corner, black marker "HF-3197 / BLOCK 7" [on paper] inscribed lower left, black marker "DARK" and "BLEND [in circle]" inscribed lower left, green pen "BLEND / RED" inscribed lower centre, black marker "BLEND [in circle with arrow]" inscribed lower left corner, red marker "7" [vertically on tape] inscribed lower right, black marker "[arrow] BLEND/ on the Block" [written underneath in red is 'inside'] inscribed lower right, green pen "D. GREEN" inscribed lower right, red pen "1st. GREEN/ D. GREEN BLEND / RED BLEND / 2nd BLACK"
Dimensions: wood 122.0 h x 131.2 w x 0.9 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1998
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1025.5
Image rights: © Tyler Graphics Ltd.