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Prints and Drawings
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Artist: Gabor F. Peterdi, American, born Hungary, 1915–2001, M.A. (HON.) 1965

Copper plate for The Purple Claw

1952

Etched and engraved copper plate

platemark: 35.7 × 43.4 cm (14 1/16 × 17 1/16 in.)
Gift of Joan Peterdi
2009.89.2
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.
Geography: 
Made in United States
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Print Matrices
Provenance: 

Gabor Peterdi; Joan Peterdi

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.