La Reina Mariana Como Pretexto III (one of five from the portfolio) by Manolo Valdes

La Reina Mariana Como Pretexto III (one of five from the portfolio) by Manolo Valdes

La Reina Mariana Como Pretexto III (one of five from the portfolio)

Manolo Valdes

Title

La Reina Mariana Como Pretexto III (one of five from the portfolio)

 
Artist

Manolo Valdes

  1942 - PRESENT (biography)
Year
1984  
Technique
color engraving with collage 
Image Size
16 5/8 x 11 7/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
65 of 75  
Annotations
pencil editioned, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
Guerro Super Alfa 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
19535 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description
From a series of 5 engravings, some with collage, titled "La Reina Mariana Como Pretexto" (The Queen Mariana as a Pretext). Valdes did this in May of 1984 and the portfolio had a forward by Valeriano Bozal, a Goya scholar and Spanish art historian. Queen Mariana (1634-1696) was born in Austria and was the Queen Consort of Spain, married to Philip IV. Valdes has used her as the inspiration for many series of works in printmaking, painting and sculpture, often deconstructing and reconstructing paintings of her by other painters, such as Velazquez.