DAVID HOCKNEY b.1937
born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British)
Title: Franco-American Mail, from: The Blue Guitar, 1976
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint in Colours on Inveresk Paper
Paper size: 46 x 52.8 cm. / 18.1 x 21 in.
Image size: 34.5 x 42.5 cm. / 13.6 x 16.7 in.
Additional Information: This original etching and aquatint is hand signed in pencil by the artist “David Hockney” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 200, at the lower left margin.
There were also 35 artist’s proofs hand signed and numbered with Roman numerals.
This composition is the 5th from the series of 20 for the Blue Guitar.
This work was printed by Maurice Payne of the Petersburg Press, London and was published by Petersburg Press, London in 1977.
The title is stamped in ink at the centre of the lower margin, verso.
Other impressions of this subject are held in the collections of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and The National Gallery of Art, Washington.
1. (1996). David Hockney: Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints 1954 – 1995. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art.
Reference: M.C.A.T. 182
2. David Hockney Prints 1954-77, Petersburg Press for the Midland Art Group and the Scottish Arts Council, 1979
Reference: Scottish Arts Council 203
Condition: Very good condition.