Ronald DAVIS

United States of America born 1937

Big open box 1975 Title Notes: 008-001
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio 19-colour aquatint, etching, drypoint printed from 4 copper plates Support: white HMP, handmade, hand-coloured
Impression: right to print
Edition: edition of 39, plus 10 artist's proofs; trial proof; 4 colour trial proofs; 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 19 colour (11 pulp colours, 3 dye colours and 5 ink colours) aquatint, etching and drypoint from 4 copper plates. Yellow, orange, red, magenta, violet, light purple, purple, light blue, blue, yello-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: red and blue (aquatint and intaglio), orange (aquatint), dark violet (etching and drypoint) and violet (aquatint).
Dimensions: 50.6 h x 60.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.247
Image rights: © Ronald Davis, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico