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Ronald DAVIS

United States of America born 1937

Upright slab 1975 Title Notes: 005-003
Materials & Technique: prints, intaglio colour aquatint, etching, drypoint, engraving printed from three copper plates Support: white, wove, machine mouldmade, HMP paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: verso lower right corner, "HMP" [vertically]
Impression: one of three trial proofs in the Tyler Gift
Edition: edition of 37, plus 10 AP, 2 TP, 2 CTP, RTP, PPI, A, C
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Bedford Village, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: Blue and yellow plate before corrections. A 14 colour (including five pulp volours, six dye colours and three ink colours) aquatint, etching, drypoint and engraving printed from three copper plates. Yellow, orange, red, violet and purple pulps and yellow, orange, red, violet, blue, and green dyes were applied on a newly made white pulp base sheet. After this was pressed and dried the following colours were printed; blue (etching, aquatint, engraving, drypoint), yellow (aquatint), and red (aquatint). 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.
Primary Insc: signed and dated, lower right corner, pencil "R.D. 1975"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "TP - Blue Yellow (before corrections)"
Tertiary Insc: inscribed upper right corner, pencil "3rd state blue 5/5 10" verso: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "RD75-180"
Dimensions: plate 50.4 h x 40.4 w cm sheet 61.6 h x 51.4 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 163; TGL print documentation, 1975
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.942.2
Image rights: © Ronald Davis, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico
Image rights: © Ronald Davis, Arroyo Seco, New Mexico