Sunken Treasure from: Portfolio of Five Prints by Gabor Peterdi

Sunken Treasure  from: Portfolio of Five Prints by Gabor Peterdi

Sunken Treasure from: Portfolio of Five Prints

Gabor Peterdi

Title

Sunken Treasure from: Portfolio of Five Prints

 
Artist

Gabor Peterdi

  1915 - 2001 (biography)
Year
1952  
Technique
Relief etching and engraving on copper, with 4 stenciled colors 
Image Size
17 3/4 x 14" 
Signature
signed, lower right 
Edition Size
49/200; 50 printed 
Annotations
title 
Reference
Peterdi 83 
Paper
unwatermarked antique-white laid 
State
published 
Publisher
Rio Grande Graphics, Ted Gotthelf, NY 
Inventory ID
10005c 
Price
$1,400.00 
Description

"Sunken Treasure" was included in the "Portfolio of Five Prints", by Gabor Peterdi and published by Ted Gotthelf of Rio Grande Graphics. Though proposed as an edition of 200 only 50 were actually printed.

Gotthelf allegedly numbered the portfolios randomly, as if all were printed, in order to make the portfolios appear more successful than they were. If the 50 portfolios had sold they would do subsequent printing campaigns, up to the 200. It didn't happen.

This print utelizes many of the techniques that were being developed at Atelier 17, where Peterdi studied in Paris the 1930's and again in New York in the 40's. "Sunken Treasure" was created using relief etching for the background, engraving for the linear and negative elements and four stenciled colors.