Copper plate for The Purple Claw Artist: Gabor F. Peterdi (American, born Hungary, 1915–2001, M.A. (Hon.) 1965)

1952

Prints and Drawings

This plate highlights the variety of marks that can be achieved using etching and engraving. Peterdi created the shallower lines and marks through engraving and the wider sunken areas through etching. The finished print, in which the image is in reverse, as is typical of printmaking, is at the right. Although the artist intended to pull an edition of 200, he only printed 50.

Medium

Etched and engraved copper plate

Dimensions

platemark: 14 1/16 × 17 1/16 in. (35.7 × 43.4 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Joan Peterdi

Accession Number

2009.89.2

Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Gabor Peterdi; Joan Peterdi
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