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Howard Hodgkin - Sea


Sugar lift-ground etching and aquatint, 2002/2003, from one copper plate, printed in blue black, with hand colouring in ultramarine blue, zinc white and cyan acrylic. On 100% cotton paper from Two Rivers paper mill, Watchet, Somerset (270 gsm), hand made by Jim Patterson. Signed by the artist with initials and dated MMIII in pencil

Size: Image & Sheet 9 1/8 x 10 3/8", 23.2 x 26.5cm

Edition: PP  /5 in pencil, a printer's proof aside from the edition of one hundred (there were also 15 artist's proofs)

Published by : Thames & Hudson, London

Printed and hand-coloured by : Jack Shirreff, assisted by Andrew Smith and Claire Wait at the 107 Workshop, Wiltshire

Provenance: Marlborough Fine Art, London - Their label verso

Note: The print was inserted in the de-leuxe edition of the catalogue raisonné Howard Hodgkin Prints by Lisbeth Henk, London (Thames and Hudson), 2003.

Literature: Liesbeth Heenk “Howard Hodgkin: The Complete Prints” Number 117

Howard Hodgkin website: https://howard-hodgkin.com/artwork/sea-2

Exhibitions: 31/10/2019/21/12/2019 : Cristea Roberts Gallery : “Howard Hodgkin: Strictly personal”