La Casa de la Mancha

Robert Motherwell
La Casa de la Mancha
etching & aquatint
1984

An original hand-signed Robert Motherwell aquatint print.

1984

Original aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint printed in two colors (orange, black) on Whatman wove paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower left Motherwell.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 70 (there were 18 additonal proofs of various types), numbered in pencil in the margin also lower left.  Published by the artist in collaboration with Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Bedford Village, New York, bearing the artist’s blindstamp in the sheet at the lower right corner; printed by Catherine Mosley, assisted by Diana Donaldson at the artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut. 

Catalog: Walker Art Center 349; Belknap 319

17 1/2 x 23 1/2 inches

Sheet Size: 24 1/4 x 29 3/4 inches

This etching is compositionally related to Motherwell’s 1969 painting “Open No. 97 (The Spanish House)”.  The painting was inspired by the white façade of a house with orange shutters in a photograph of the harbor of Cadaques, Spain, that Motherwell came across in a book of color photographs of Spain.