La Noyée (Drowned Woman) by Stanley William Hayter

La Noyée (Drowned Woman) by Stanley William Hayter

La Noyée (Drowned Woman)

Stanley William Hayter

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Title

La Noyée (Drowned Woman)

 
Artist
Year
1955  
Technique
color engraving, soft-ground etching and scorper; black: intaglio; orange: stencil-plate; offset-ste 
Image Size
15 1/4 x 19" platemark 
Signature
lower right, pencil 
Edition Size
12/175 plus 20 A/Ps, 11 state proofs and 7 color trial proofs. 
Annotations
titled, editioned and dated in pencil 
Reference
B/M 222 iv/iv. 
Paper
cream BFK Rives 
State
4 of 4; published 
Publisher
L'OEuvre Gravée (chop, lower left) 
Inventory ID
22800 
Price
$2,750.00 
Description

S.W. Hayter re-visited a theme he first attempted in a collaborative print done with Joseph Hecht in 1946 - "La Noyée" - which was done in black and white just using engraving (B&M 173).

Hayter pulled out all the stops to achieve the experimental results he was seeking for "La Noyée", utelizing color engraving, soft-ground etching and scorper; printing the black using intaglio, the orange using a stencil-plate, the green using an offset-stencil-plate, and the violet with a soft roller. He used the soft-ground and fabric to add a net-like texture to the figure and the scorper to gouge out a sinuous white line - the overall effect that of a fishing net with an entrapped figure.

On page 25 in the preface of the catalogue raisonné Desirée Moorhead Hayter states: "La noyée from 1955, a striking and sombre print, combines the imagery of the 1940s with the successful colour experimentation of the 1950s; the bold and flowing treatment of the looped white lines is particularly successful".

There is a light water tide line in the far left margin, well away from image.

 

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