Howard Hodgkin - For Bernard Jacobson
For Bernard Jacobson
Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017)
Lithograph from 4 zinc plates
Printed on cream Velin Arches mould-made paper
Plus hand applied colouring in gouache and wax crayon
Edition of 80 - this print is an Artists Proof A/P
Size 106 x 150 cms (Two sheets)
Printed by Sky Editions, London
Published by Bernard Jacobson, Ltd., London
This proof print carries a full signature on each sheet
Note - This is a true trial proof with several of the print layers in a different order to the final edition. Also, there is a missing hand applied layer to the lower right. Although marked as an A/P it is a unique print. Tate - P07377
This print is dedicated to the art dealer and publisher Bernard Jacobson. It shows the view from a balcony in India at night; the yellow forms and blue dots represent banana leaves. The idea for the print grew out of Hodgkin’s abandoned project to illustrate EM Foster’s book A Passage to India. This was one of the first prints to be on the same scale as Hodgkin’s paintings. It is also one of the most technically complicated prints he ever made. Not only are layers of printing and hand colouring interleaved, but each sheet of paper was hand-dyed using vegetable dyes to achieve its rich dark colour.
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