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Drypoint - Drypoint on Aluminium Exhausted by printing in an Edition of 39
  • Drypoint on Aluminium Exhausted by printing in an Edition of 39
    Maurer, Dora, born 1937
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Drypoint on Aluminium Exhausted by printing in an Edition of 39

  • Object:

    Drypoint

  • Place of origin:

    Hungary (printed)

  • Date:

    1978 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Maurer, Dora, born 1937 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drypoints on card pasted onto a linen sheet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the V&A Associates

  • Museum number:

    E.1377-1979

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 108, box R

Drypoint yields only a small number of impressions (examples of the same print). The printmaker creates the image by scratching into a metal plate with a drypoint needle. This throws up tiny furrows of metal alongside the scratches, giving a distinctive blurred quality to the resulting printed lines. At first the image prints as a series of dark vertical lines but later, as the metal furrows wear away under repeated printings, the result becomes paler until it virtually disappears.

Dora Maurer used a relatively soft aluminium plate for this example. She printed 39 impressions of the image on to card and then pasted the results on to a linen sheet.

Physical description

Drypoint

Place of Origin

Hungary (printed)

Date

1978 (printed)

Artist/maker

Maurer, Dora, born 1937 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drypoints on card pasted onto a linen sheet

Dimensions

Height: 98.3 cm, Width: 70.2 cm

Descriptive line

'Drypoint on Aluminium Exhausted by printing in an Edition of 39' by Dora Maurer. Hungary, 1978.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Drypoint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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