Red Sea I

Robert Motherwell
Red Sea I
aquatint & etching

An original hand-signed Robert Motherwell aquatint & etching print.


Original lift-ground etching and aquatint printed in two colors (red, black) on Arches Cover wove paper.

Hand-signed and numbered in pencil in the margin lower right Motherwell.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 100, numbered in pencil in the margin also lower right (there were 20 artist’s proofs and an unrecorded number of additional proofs of various types). Published by Abrams Original Editions, Harry N. Abrams, New York, bearing the artist’s copyright blindstamp in the lower right corner of the sheet; printed by Catherine Mosley at the artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut.

Catalog: Engberg/Banach193; Belknap 158.

23 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches

Sheet Size: 41 1/2 x 29 inches

This edition was printed to coincide with the publication of Robert Motherwell by H.H. Arnason, a monograph published in 1977 by Harry N. Abrams, New York. The book was the first major study of Motherwell’s work and included a preface by Bryan Robertson.