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Great Britain born 1939

  • Australia 1979 - 1986

Passing bells printing plate 1996-98 Description: copper plate used in the printing of the portfolio 'Passing bells'
Page: plate 14
Place made: Mount Kisco, Westchester county, New York state, United States of America
Creation Notes: John Walker began work on 'Passing bells' in June 1996. He editioned the portfolio in October 1998.
Materials & Technique: prints, matrices, copper plate prepared for the intaglio printing of the portfolio 'Passing bells' Support: thin copper plate
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Impression: matrix
Edition: edition: 20 plus 8AP's, TP, SP, RTP, PPI, PPII, TGLimp., A
Publisher: Tyler Graphics Ltd, Mount Kisco, New York
Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1998

Edition Notes: A portfolio of twenty-seven original John Walker intaglios with preface by Jack Flam. Collaboration on the project at Tyler Graphics Ltd. from June 1996 to October 1998 under the supervision of Kenneth Tyler. Twelve of the twenty-seven copper plates were made at the artist's studio and reworked at the workshop. Fourteen of the plates have aquatint, two have aquatint and drypoint, and one has aquatint and engraving. Preparation and processing of intaglio plates by Anthony Kirk. Proofing by Yasuyuki Shibata, Kimberely Bursic, Christopher Creyts, Brian Maxwell and Kirk. Editioning by Kirk, Shibata, Bursic and Maxwell. Each intaglio is in an edition of twenty plus eight Artist's Proofs, one Right to Print, one Archive Impression and two Printer's Proofs. Some of the editions have Trial Proofs and State Proofs. The intaglios are encased in a tan paper folio with a two colour etching handprinted on the front of the folio. Preparation and processing of the two copper plates by Kirk, proofing and editioning printing by Kirk and Bursic. The white edition papers and coloured folio were handmade at the workshop by Tom Strianese and John Hutcheson. The preface, title and colophon pages are set in Univers with design by Lorraine Ferguson. Text lithographed at the workshop by Hutcheson and Creyts.
Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed top right corner, blue marker '14' verso: engraved top right corner, '14'
Dimensions: plate 17.8 h x 14.0 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Tyler Graphics pamphlet, 1998; Tyler print documentation, 1998
Acknowledgement: Gift of Kenneth Tyler, 2002
Accession No: NGA 2002.1.1458.16