October Morning

Print
late 20th century (printed)
October Morning thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Dorothea Wight (born 1944) established Studio Prints, London, in 1968 as an editioning workshop and has since worked with Frank Auerbach, Stephen Conroy, Lucian Freud and Celia Paul, alongside Marc Balakjian who joined her at Studio Prints in the 1970s.

Wight studied at Dartington School of Art, and did a postgraduate degree at the Slade School in London. She has specialised in colour mezzotints and her work has been exhibited internationally in many biennales and triennales. An example of her work was used by print curator and historian Pat Gilmour in her book ‘Understanding Contemporary Prints’ to illustrate the mezzotint process.

This is one of four examples by Wight in the V&A collection; each is a colour mezzotint and each takes the form of a view of a landscape through a window, but her real subject is light and the way it changes with the seasons, the time of day, and the framing of the view (by curtains, blind, window frames etc).


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour mezzotint
Brief Description
Print, 'October Morning', deep window frame with blind a third down and view of green hills, colour mezzotint by Dorothea Wight, London, late 20th century
Physical Description
An image of a deep window frame with a blind pulled a third of the way down, with a view out onto green hills and yellow-white sky.
Dimensions
  • Sheet height: 40cm
  • Sheet width: 33cm
  • Plate height: 14.8cm
  • Plate width: 12cm
Copy Number
85/100
Marks and Inscriptions
'85/100 October Morning Dorothea Wight' (Edition number, title and signature; in pencil)
Credit line
Given by the artist
Subjects depicted
Summary
Dorothea Wight (born 1944) established Studio Prints, London, in 1968 as an editioning workshop and has since worked with Frank Auerbach, Stephen Conroy, Lucian Freud and Celia Paul, alongside Marc Balakjian who joined her at Studio Prints in the 1970s.



Wight studied at Dartington School of Art, and did a postgraduate degree at the Slade School in London. She has specialised in colour mezzotints and her work has been exhibited internationally in many biennales and triennales. An example of her work was used by print curator and historian Pat Gilmour in her book ‘Understanding Contemporary Prints’ to illustrate the mezzotint process.



This is one of four examples by Wight in the V&A collection; each is a colour mezzotint and each takes the form of a view of a landscape through a window, but her real subject is light and the way it changes with the seasons, the time of day, and the framing of the view (by curtains, blind, window frames etc).
Collection
Accession Number
E.3031-2007

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record createdAugust 15, 2007
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