Etching and etching with aquatint  1977-78
145x201mm [sheets 230x302mm and larger]
Reference: Cramer 479Two extremely rare trial proofs printed for the artist by Alistair Grant and/or Michael Rand prior to the plate’s inclusion in the series The Reclining Figure;
 the outline etching [click to view] of which Cramer was aware of only three impressions and  the etching with aquatint added from the first of two aquatint plates. Cramer describes only two such impressions but we are aware of a third. To strengthen the contours and to add three colours to the final published design a second aquatint plate was also employed. Both are printed on heavy wove sheets with full margins and are in excellent condition.
The Reclining Figure, a portfolio of nine etchings was published by Ganymed Original Editions in 1978 in association with the Louisiana Museum, Denmark in an edition of 65.
Provenance: From the archive of the printer, Michael Rand