Lot 116: JENNIFER BARTLETT, (AMERICAN, B. 1941), "THE FOUR SEASONS" AUTUMN, WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
(american, b. 1941)
"THE FOUR SEASONS"
autumn, winter, spring, summer
1990-93, all pencil signed and variously dated, numbered 3/62 (except ''Summer'' which is numbered 3/63 in error, there were also 12, 17, 18, and 18 artist''s proofs respectively), with full margins, the artist and Simca Print Artists, New York, co-publishers and each with the Simca blindstamp. Four color screenprints on Kurotani Hosho.
all images: 31 5/8 x 31 5/8 in. (79.6 x 79.6cm)
all sheets: 33 x 34 3/4 in. (83.8 x 88.3cm)
[Orlando Museum, 17-20]
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York (label indicates that Summer is numbered 3/63 in error).
Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"Floral Fantasy," Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 13-August 31, 1996.
None examined out of the frame, but all edges are visible. All generally in very good condition. This report was based upon visual inspection of works still in their frames.
Spring: With a minute pale brown stain at upper left deckle edge, hinged verso at the corners and intermittently along the verso of margin edges (sheet gently rippled); a few hard creases in the paper likely inherent to the print process on this delicate paper.
Summer: With a 3-in. very soft crescent shaped crease horizontally along the upper left margin edge, a 1/2-in. faint grey line in the margin at upper left (possibly inherent to the paper which does include various fibrous elements typical of this paper), possibly hinged only along the reverse of the upper margin edge. *Note this work is numbered 3/63 in error as previously noted both on the gallery label affixed verso and our catalogue entry.*
Fall: The paper tone of this work and 'Winter' appear slightly darker than in 'Spring,' and 'Summer.'
Winter: With two very soft handling creases at the center of the right vertical margin, the paper tone slightly darker than in 'Spring' and 'Summer.'
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