David HOCKNEY, Portrait of Cavafy in Alexandria Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

Portrait of Cavafy in Alexandria 1966
Collection Title: 'Illustrations for thirteen poems from CP Cavafy', 1966
Title Notes: this etching accompanies the poem 'The mirror at the entrance'
Page: 1
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Hardground etching, aquatint from one copper plate. Support: White, handmade Crisbrook Waterleaf 140lb Imperial paper by J. Barcham Green Ltd.
Manufacturer's Mark: No manufacturers mark.
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: one of 15 artist's proofs in edition D.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1967

Edition Notes: Printed by Maurice Payne, Danyon Black (1966-67). Published in five series A,B,C,D and E in different bindings, paper and sheet sizes in a total edition of 670 copies. One colour printed: black.
Primary Insc: Signed and dated l.r, pencil "David Hockney 66".
Secondary Insc: Inscribed l.l, pencil "A.P". Inscribed in image top.c., black ink "C.P CAVAFY IN ALEXANDRIA".
Dimensions: plate 35.4 h x 22.8 w cm sheet 57.0 h x 39.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: MCA, Tokyo (1996), 47.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.207.1