Willow Pool No. 1 by Roi George Partridge

Willow Pool No. 1 by Roi George Partridge

Willow Pool No. 1

Roi George Partridge

Title

Willow Pool No. 1

 
Artist
Year
1923 -24 
Technique
drypoint, from copper plate 
Image Size
9 x 11 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower center; signed in plate, lower left image 
Edition Size
55 (pencil numbering XXX in lower left margin. 
Annotations
dated in plate, lower left image "1923" 
Reference
White 146 
Paper
cream vellum paper 
State
i/i, published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20682 
Price
$600.00 
Description

"Willow Pool No. 1" was done in Lone Pine, California. The image was exhibited widely and can be found in a number of public and private collections. The plate was cancelled by the artist.

Primarily an etcher, Roi Partridge used only drypoint on this image, engraving on the copper plate and not burnishing down the displaced copper, to create a "burr" which prints the line with a soft, velvety tone that is found throughout this image. Once the burr wears down from printing this effect is diminished and eventurally lost if the edition is large.

Roi Partridge printed one trial proof of this work and appears to have printed the full edition of 55. A perfectionist, he would often destroy any prints he felt did not meet his standards, even after printing the edition.