Frank STELLA, Swan engraving circle I matrix Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving circle I matrix 1983 Description: matrix used in the printing of 'Swan engraving circle I' 1983

Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Stella began 'Swan engraving circle I' in September 1981 and completed it in November 1983
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, magnesium and wood matrix used for intaglio and relief printing etched and engraved circular magnesium plate comprised of 14 irregularly cut magnesium pieces adhered to 3/4 inch plywood block Support: magnesium, plywood
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1983

Edition Notes: Cutting and mounting of the plates by Duane Mitch, Lee Funderburg, Roger Campbell, Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross. Plate preparation and processing by Kenneth Tyler and Pete Duchess. This matrix was used to print the black ink hand drawn etching, engraving, woodcut and relief print 'Swan engraving circle I'. Proofing of the print by Rodney Konopaki and Bob Cross.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper centre, black pen "FRANK STELLA / SWAN ENGRAVING CIRCLE I PRINTING PLATE" [on tape] carved lower centre, " <--- " [arrow]
Dimensions: plate 136.0 diameter block 178.0 h x 132.7 w x 1.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1510
Image rights: © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy