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This work by Stanley William Hayter—undisputedly the most influential person in modern Western printmaking—is an Intaglio print made from engraving and scorper on a copper plate.

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 1935 on Montval eighteenth-century paper in an edition limited to 30 impressions, only five of which were recorded.  The plate was cancelled after the 1973 edition by engraving a signature which prints in reverse.

This engraving was previously printed in 1939 on Montval hand-made paper for the Fraternity portfolio (which also contained prints by John Buckland Wright, Dalla Husband, Joseph Hecht, Wassily Kandinsky, Roderick Mead, Joan Miró, Dolf Rieser, and Luis Vargas, along with a poem by Stephen Spender translated into French by Louis Aragon).  Published by the Atelier 17 in Edition of 101 plus 12 impressions lettered A-L. Sold to aid the Spanish Children’s Fund.

A number of impressions were also printed to be pasted onto the Double Crown Club menu for Dinner no. 69 in London on January 11, 1939, when Hayter addressed the Club on engraving.

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Signing, Dating, and Titling



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Intaglio print in black ink from an engraving and scorper 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
The final state of the plate was completed by January 11, 1939.  Published 1974.
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).
Framing:Now unframed but price includes framing before delivery using conservation-grade materials.
Excellent condition, without damage or flaw; impression bright, crisp, and clear.
Framed Size:
20 in. (h) x 16 in. (w) x
Sheet Size:
15.75 in. (h) x 11.25 in. (w)
Image Size:
12 in. (h) x 8.625 in. (w)
Plate Size:
89 mm x 127 mm
Catalogue Raisonné:
Black & Moorhead The Prints of Stanley William Hayter: A Complete Catalogue 127.

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