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Susan Rothenberg

(American, b.1945)

May, 1979

1979
Set of four
Edition of 45
Each sheet, signed, dated inscribed and numbered in pencil

Sheets: 29 5/8 x 21 15/16 inches (75.2 x 55.7 cm)

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Etchings with aquatint, open-bite, spit-bite, hard-ground and burnishing, the set of four, all fine, fresh impressions of the only known states, the full sheets (sizes vary), printed on Fabriano Etching paper, with margins, each signed, dated, inscribed and numbered in pencil by the artist, executed in an edition of 45 (there were also 15 Artist’s Proofs), printed by Gretchen Gelb and Peter Drake at Aeropress, New York and published by Parasol Press, New York, plates 1, 3 and 4 with extremely minute scattered stains in the margins, otherwise in fine condition, framed.

 

Literature:

Staff.  “Prints & Photographs Published,” Print Collector’s Newsletter, vol.10, Jan.–Feb. 1980, p.203, as #1
 
Lewison, Jeremy.  “Form & Expression in Susan Rothenberg’s Prints” in Susan Rothenberg: The Prints, Philadelphia 1987, pp.9–11
 
Maxwell, Rachael Robertson. Susan Rothenberg: The Prints, A Catalogue Raisonné, Philadelphia 1987, no.3, p.35, repr. p.34 (unspecified impression)
 
Weitman, Wendy.  “Susan Rothenberg: Painter as Etcher” in Susan Rothenberg: The Prints, Philadelphia 1987, pp.19–20.
 
Susan Rothenberg Prints 1977–1984, exh. cat., Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston 1984, no.2 (unspecified impression)
 
Acquisitions of the Princeton University Art Museum 2004,” Record of the Princeton University Art Museum 64 (2005): p. 91-135., pp. 105–106

 

Notes:

Although published as a “set” the prints were sold individually.

No. 1 printed in one color from one plate
Plate: 11 3/4 x 7 13/16 inches (29.8 x 19.8 cm)
Sheet: 29 5/8 x 21 15/16 inches (75.2 x 55.7 cm)
Reference: Friedman and Krakow 2; Maxwell 3

No. 2  printed in two colors from two plates
Plate: 13 3/4 x 11 11/16 inches (34.9 x 29.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 5/8 x 21 15/16 inches (75.2 x 55.7 cm)
Reference: Friedman and Krakow 3; Maxwell 4 

No. 3 printed in two colors from two plates
Plate: 23 3/4 x 17 9/16 inches (60.3 x 44.6 cm)
Sheet: 29 5/8 x 21 15/16 inches (75.2 x 55.7 cm)
Reference: Friedman and Krakow 4; Maxwell 5

No. 4 printed in three colors from three plates
Plate: 23 5/8 x 17 1/2 inches (60 x 44.5 cm)
Sheet: 29 5/8 x 21 15/16 inches (75.2 x 55.7 cm)
Friedman and Krakow 5; Maxwell 6

Examples from this edition can be found in the following collections:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (No.2)
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton (set)
Tate Gallery, London (Nos. 1 and 2)