Helen FRANKENTHALER, Tales of Genji I Enlarge 1 /1


United States of America 1928 – 2011

Tales of Genji I 1998
Collection Title: the 'Tales of Genji' series 1998
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: Frankenthaler began the Tales of Genji series in 1995 and published the edition prints in 1998
Materials & Technique: prints, relief, stencil colour woodcut, stencil printed from 14 woodblocks and one stencil Support: tan, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: colour trial proof 4
Edition: edition of 30, plus 12 AP, 4 TP, 4 CTP, SP, 2 WP, RTP, PPI, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd
Place Published: Mount Kisco, New York
Date Published: 1998

Edition Notes: Papermaking by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. Woodblock and stencil preparation, proofing and edition printing by Yasuyuki Shibata. 33 colour woodcut printed from 14 woodblocks (13 maple, 1 pine) and one stencil. Colours: black, red, tan, sienna, green, white, dark blue, medium green, dark green, apple green, ochre, brown, faun. Verso of frame: upper left corner, TGL label, paper "Tales of Genji I / 1998 / woodcut on light sienna TGL / handmade paper / Colour Trial Proof IV / Courtesy of Tyler Graphics LTD". Verso of frame: upper right corner, sticker " SHELDON / Memorial Art Gallery / and Sculpture Garden / Helen Frankenthaler / Tales of Genji / March 30-May 30 1999 / Tales of Genji I /1998, woodblock / CTP IV".
Primary Insc: signed lower right corner, pencil "Frankenthaler"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower right corner, pencil "Colour Trial Proof IV"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "TALES OF GENJI I / HF 95-3197" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "+ HAND SIZED / D. 3 BONE" [vertically] verso: inscribed lower lright corner, pencil "20ml + HAND SIZED / C0 Trial proof #2 / Oct. 26 95"[diagonal]
Dimensions: comp and sheet 106.6 h x 119.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: TGL print documentation, 1998
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.78.2
Image rights: © Helen Frankenthaler / Tyler Graphics Ltd. 1998