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Stanley BOXER

United States of America 1926 – 2000

Birds soaring 1979
Collection Title: the 'Carnival of animals' portfolio 1979
Title Notes: 006-001
Place made: Bedford Village, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, portfolios, intaglio etching, aquatint, engraving with variant inking printed from one copper plate and one Plexiglas plate. Support: white, wove, handmade, TGL paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: artist's proof 9
Edition: edition of 20 plus 9 artist's proofs; 2 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: 1979

Edition Notes: An etching, acquatint, engraving with variant inking printed from one copper and one Plexiglas plate. First, light violet, light purple and light blue pulps were applied to a newly made white pulp base sheet. After this was pressed, yellow and light blue dyes were applied to the sheet and pressed. Printing took place while the paper was still moist and the copper and Plexiglas plates were printed simultaneously. The artist selected inks from a palette of colours which consisted of medium yellow, orange, yellow-ochre, vermillion, dark red, violet, purple, brown, dark brown, Prussian blue, turquoise green, medium green, dark green, white and lack (engraving, Plexiglas plate); cobalt blue (etching, aquatint, engraving, copper plate). Papermaking by Lindsay Green and Lee Funderburg. Experimental trials and standard proof paper colouring by artist assisted by Kenneth Tyler and Green. Paper colouring by artist. Copper plate preparation and processing by Rodney Konopaki and Paul Saunders. Proofing and edition printing by Konopaki. Plexiglas plate preparation, proofing and edition printing by Konopaki.
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right, pencil "S.Boxer '79"
Secondary Insc: inscribed lower left, pencil "AP 9/9"
Tertiary Insc: embossed lower right corner, TGL chop [hexagon] embossed lower right corner, artist's chop "SB" verso: inscribed lower left corner, pencil "FC2893 / SB79-421"
Dimensions: image 53.8 h x 59.8 w cm sheet 58.2 h x 65.8 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Walker Art Centre (1987), 115; Tyler Graphics documentation (1979)
Acknowledgement: Purchased with the assistance of the Orde Poynton Fund 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.959.11
Image rights: © The Estate of Stanley Boxer/VAGA. Licensed by Viscopy.