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Frank STELLA

United States of America born 1936

Swan engraving III matrix 1982 Description: matrix used in the printing of 'Swan engraving III' 1982

Collection Title: the 'Swan engraving' series 1982-85
Creation Notes: Stella began 'Swan engraving III' in August 1981 and completed it in December 1982
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, magnesium and wood matrix used for intaglio and relief printing magnesium plate comprised of 27 irregularly cut etched 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: Eight of the 27 cut magnesium peices in this plate were used as relief plates. The remining 19 cut magnesium plates were inked and then wiped to print as etching components. Cutting and mounting of the plates by the artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler, 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 and relief print 'Swan engraving III'. Proofing of the print by Rodney Konopaki.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Dimensions: plate 177.8 h x 132.8 w x 1.8 d cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation 1982
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1512