Defeat by Stanley William Hayter

Defeat by Stanley William Hayter

Defeat

Stanley William Hayter

Title

Defeat

 
Artist
Year
1938  
Technique
engraving, etching and soft-ground etching 
Image Size
6 1/8 x 11 3/16" platemark 
Signature
signed in the plate, lower right 
Edition Size
unrecorded proof 
Annotations
dated in the plate, beneath signature 
Reference
Black & Moorhead 106 
Paper
toothy, antique-white wove 
State
iv/iv, plate not printed at far left 
Publisher
artist at Atelier 17 
Inventory ID
FRBE301 
Price
$1,750.00 
Description

This proof impression is not noted in Black and Moorehead. 1/2" of the plate was not printed at the far left where the plate appears to run off into infinity. There are slight printing creases within the image.

"Defeat" is one of 5 prints created as a commission for Ambrose Vollard to accompany the text of Numancia by Cervantes. The project ended with Vollard's death. A proof in the British Museum is inscribed: 'Movement of Flight - figures supporting corpse, figures animals movement - forms of flame, etc.'

This impression is from the collection of Atelier 17 artist Fred Becker, a close friend of Hayter's.