Ronald DAVIS

United States of America born 1937

Bent beam 1975 Title Notes: 007-001
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio 19-colour aquatint, etching, printed from 4 copper plates Support: white HMP, handmade, hand-coloured
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 44, plus 11 artist's proofs; 3 colour trial proofs; progressive proof; right to print; printer's proof I; archive copy; cancellation proof
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Bedford Village, New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: Papermaking by John and Kathleen Koller at HMP; experimental trials and standard proof paper colouring by artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler and John Koller; paper colouring by John and kathleen Koller; plate preparation, processing, proofing and edition printing by Betty Fiske. A 17 colour (13 pulp colours, 2 dye colours and 2 ink colours) aquatint and etching from 2 copper plates. Yellow, light orange, orange, violet, medium purple, purple, light blue, blue, yellow-green, pale green and green pulps and blue dyes were applied to a newly made white pulp base sheet. After this sheet was pressed and dried the following colours were printed: yellow ochre (etching and aquatint) and orange (aquatint).
Dimensions: 50.6 h x 60.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.246
Image rights: © Ronald Davis, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico