David HOCKNEY, The beginning Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1937

  • working in the United States of America

The beginning 1966
Collection Title: 'Illustrations for Fourteen Poems by C.P. Cavafy', 1966, (No.9)
Title Notes: This etching accompanies the poem of the same title.
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching, aquatint on one copper plate. Support: White, handmade Crisbrook Waterleaf 140lb Imperial paper J. Barcham Green Ltd.
Manufacturer's Mark: No manufacturers mark.
Impression: Artist's proof
Edition: One of 15 unnumbered artist's proofs in edition D.
Place Published: London, UK.
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".
Dimensions: plate 35.0 h x 22.5 w cm sheet 56.6 h x 40.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: MCA Tokyo (1996), 55.
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.207.9