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Print - Snow

Snow

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Los Angeles (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1973 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
    Gemini GEL (printer)
    Gemini GEL (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph and screenprint on paper

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.56-1975

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MP, shelf 332

David Hockney first visited California in 1964 and visited and worked there from time to time until he decided in 1978 to settle there permanently. In 1965 he worked on A Hollywood Collection, a suite of prints, with master printer Ken Tyler, who ran the printmaking studio Gemini GEL. Although he made other prints with Gemini in the years between 1965 and 1973, The Weather Series was the second major suite made there. It is in part inspired by the representation of weather in Japanese prints. This image, with its hilly peaks softened by falling snow against a grey sky, snow laden branches simply depicted on the right, and three soft brown shapes which could be houses, lending scale to the scene, is the most Japanese in feeling.

Physical description

Snowy landscape with hilly peaks soften by falling snow against a grey sky; snow laden leafy branches bending into the picture from the right and 3 small brown shapes which could be houses rapidly being submerged by the snow. The most Japanese in feeling of all the images in this suite of prints

Place of Origin

Los Angeles (printed and published)

Date

1973 (printed and published)

Artist/maker

Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
Gemini GEL (printer)
Gemini GEL (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph and screenprint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

David Hockney 73/ Snow/ 50/98
Signed and dated in green crayon. Inscribed with title in blue crayon. Numbered in green crayon. Stamped on the back of the sheet with the printer's/publisher's mark

Dimensions

Height: 118 cm sheet, Width: 84.5 cm sheet

Descriptive line

David Hockney: Snow. One of a suite of 6 prints entitled 'The Weather Series' 1973

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

N.140: N: Nottingham: Midland Group Galleries 'David Hockney Prints 1954-1977' Nottingham, 1979

Photocopies of the printing documentation are available for reference in the Departmental fies under Hockney. These show signatures of the printers involved [information taken from old paper catalogue sheets]
Taken from Departmental Circulation Registers: 1975
Print Documentation from Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, signed by Master Printer Kenneth Tyler and David Hockney
Taken from Departmental Circulation Registers: 1975

Production Note

Catalogue Raisonné: N = Nottingham: Midland Group Galleries 'David Hockney Prints 1954-1977' Nottingham 1979.

Attribution note: From a suite of six prints

Subjects depicted

Snow

Categories

Prints

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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