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Evening song

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1998,0426.221

  • Title (object)

    • Evening song
  • Description

    Evening moonlit landscape with two small figures among dunes. 1996 Photogravure with aquatint and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1996
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 262 millimetres
    • Width: 502 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Signed, titled and annotated AP in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    The artist wrote to Frances Carey on 5/4/1998, saying "It has occured to me that a background/technical word on the making of 'Summer's End' (1998-4-26-222) and 'Evening Song' might be of interest.
    Though the medium is intaglio, the beginnings come from the series of brush and ink 'dune' drawings I rejoice in doing each summer on Martha's Vineyard. One finds there that confluence of sea and shore and sky, wildflowers, the change of tide and season - that speaks to us all of moments lost, though perhaps of better yet to come.
    The sketch was photo-transferred to a copper plate providing a basic configuration and arena for several months of work, first with etching followed by aquatint and finally drypoint. The plate was then steel-faced for completion of the edition of 30 with 5 artist's proofs."

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  • Location

    Not on display (American XXc Unmounted Portfolio)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1998

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1998,0426.221

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