Painting Place (Large Plate) (a.k.a. Hilltop) by David Milne

Painting Place (Large Plate) (a.k.a. Hilltop) by David Milne

Painting Place (Large Plate) (a.k.a. Hilltop)

David Milne

Title

Painting Place (Large Plate) (a.k.a. Hilltop)

 
Artist

David Milne

  1882 - 1953 (biography)
Year
1929 -30 
Technique
2 color drypoint from 2 plates 
Image Size
4 3/4 x 6 3/4" plate mark 
Signature
lower left, pencil 
Edition Size
ca. 3000 ( 8 states with 300-350 proofs per state) 
Annotations
none 
Reference
Tovell 63, state 4 of 6 (8 now known) 
Paper
cream wove Fabriano 
State
4th or 5th of 8 
Publisher
The Colophon, New York, 1931 
Inventory ID
19178 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

"Painting Place" was commissioned and published by The Colophon in 1931, Part V in a total edition of 3000 to 3100 impressions. Printed in 2 colors from 2 plates Milne printed the edition himself, reworking the plates through 8 states (the raisonné lists 6 states but AAA found 2 further states). The estimated size of each state was between 300 and 350 impressions. They were usually printed with plate tone (tint) which will vary from image to image in strength of color and the mixture of green and gray inks. He used about 8 sets of plates for the printing.

Milne was paid $600 for the project, which he printed and signed and which took over a year to print and the project was taken by him for that reason. The original order was for 2000 impressions, but it took him too long to print it to include it in the 1930, Part 4 edition. The edition size was increased by an additional 1000 impressions and an extra 100 were done in case of damage. The print was published by The Colophon under the title "Hilltop."