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This work by Stanley William Hayter—undisputedly the most influential person in modern printmaking—is an Intaglio print made from engraving on a copper plate.  The plate was begun in October 1945 and completed in March 1946.

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 is impression number 41 out of an edition of 100 (aside from ten sets in Roman Numerals and ten sets hors commerce which were retained by the artist).  Printed in black ink on paper handmade by the legendary (and now shuttered) Barcham Green paper mill.  On sheets 11.25″ x 15.75″.  Signed, titled, and dated in pencil by the artist at bottom.

This engraving was previously printed in an edition limited to 30 on various papers.  The edition was completed on March 1, 1973.  The plate was cancelled after the 1973 edition by engraving a signature which prints in reverse.

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Signing, Dating, and Titling



Excellent Condition


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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
Plate made in the Summer of 1973; 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).
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)
Sheet Size:
15.75 in. (h) x 11.25 in. (w)
Image Size:
12 in. (h) x 8.625 in. (w)
Plate Size:
175 mm x 138 mm
Catalogue Raisonné:
Black & Moorhead The Prints of Stanley William Hayter: A Complete Catalogue 166.

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