Patrick Caulfield - Pitcher


Original Screenprint in colours on wove paper, 1981/1982, signed by the artist in pencil

Edition: 80 (There were also 14 artists proofs)

Published by: Waddington Graphics, London

Printed by: Kelpra Studios, London

Size: Paper 986 x 803 ; Image 761 x 597

Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 - 1999” Number 65

Note: Caulfield’s work increased in the complication of imagery in the 1970’s culminating in this work which was certainly the most ambitious print he ever produced making considerable demands on the Master Printer, Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios.

Pitcher is a screenprint featuring a stylised representation of a jug set against a coral-coloured background. The jug has a long, curving handle and a tall lip or spout, both of which are depicted using black ink. The negative space formed by the handle is represented by an area of white. The jug has a relatively narrow neck, represented in black, above a rounded, tapering body. The bottom third of the jug is depicted in black, while the rest of the object is represented using the same coral tone as the background of the print, aside from two curved triangular sections, which are both a dark orange. The image is surrounded by a pale grey border, which is thicker along the top and bottom of the work. Inscribed in pencil in the bottom-right of this border is the artist’s signature

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, London. Purchased in 1999, reference P78305 -