This work by Stanley William Hayter—undisputedly the most influential person in modern printmaking—is an Intaglio print made from an engraving on a copper plate. It bears the alternative title Circus.
This impression was made in the summer of 1973 at Atelier 17 by Hayter, with assistance from Hector Saunier and Rigmor Poenaru, for the Nine Engravings portfolio published in 1974 by Association American Artists, New York.
This engraving was previously printed in 1933 on Montval paper in an edition limited to 30 impressions, but only 15 were recorded. The plate was cancelled after the 1973 edition by engraving a signature which prints in reverse.
Intaglio print in black ink from an engraving on copper plate.
Individually hand-made sheets by the legendary (and now shuttered) Barcham Green paper mill.
Associated American Artists, New York
Hector Saunier and Rigmor Poenaru
Hand-signed and dated in pencil by the artist en recto lower right. Numbered in pencil en recto lower left. Titled en recto center.
This is impression 41 out of the edition of 100 (aside from artist’s proofs I-XX).
Custom matted and framed in solid Walnut behind 99% UV-filtering art glass using strictly conservation-grade materials.
Excellent condition, without damage or flaw; impression bright, crisp, and clear.
14.25 in. (h) x 18.25 in. (w)
11.25 in. (h) x 15.75 in. (w)
8.625 in. (h) x 12 in. (w)
307 mm x 222 mm
Black & Moorhead The Prints of Stanley William Hayter: A Complete Catalogue 78.