L'Origine (In the Beginning) plate 1 from "La Genese" a portfolio of 10 color etchings by Jennifer Dickson

LOrigine (In the Beginning) plate 1 from La Genese a portfolio of 10 color etchings by Jennifer Dickson

L'Origine (In the Beginning) plate 1 from "La Genese" a portfolio of 10 color etchings

Jennifer Dickson

Title

L'Origine (In the Beginning) plate 1 from "La Genese" a portfolio of 10 color etchings

 
Artist

Jennifer Dickson

  1936 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1965  
Technique
color etching 
Image Size
13 5/8 x 12 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
38/50 plus 7 a/p's 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned 
Reference
Editions Alecto 338; Zwemmer catalogue 1; Birmingham Museum, accession # 1997P13.1 
Paper
heavy cream J.B. Green HandMade-48 wove, HP Pasteless Board Paper. 
State
published 
Publisher
Editions Alecto, London 
Inventory ID
17532 
Price
$900.00 
Description
The ten color etchings of "La Genèse" (The Genesis) were executed during the period of Dickson's pregnancy in 1964-65. Their symbolism evolved in the sequence in which they finally appeared in the portfolio, beginning with 'L'Origine' (In the Beginning) and concluding with 'Le Septième Jour' (The Seventh Day). As a result of Dickson's "Prix des Jeuners Artistes" award for engraving at the 1963 Biennale de Paris the "Genesis Suite" was created for the Prizewinners Salon at the Biennale de Paris for 1965 and was exhibited there. "L'Origine" was done using a zinc plate. For more information, please see our biography, above.