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Printer's instructions in graphite, white chalk, and black ballpoint pen. Upper left: Bob–check the over-all lightness of the mock-up and try to get that even if you need to return to 1st plate–2nd plate has more detail but less light!/ Try more transparency in gold. Clockwise from upper right: get rid of this line [crossed out in green crayon]; eliminate gold in this section; reduce size; find some light in here; scrape into gold to push it back; get lower whites back; eliminate gold. get back texture underneath.; open up gold a bit; scratch thin "rain" lines in gold plate to integrate two plates better; bring back whites underneath as in mock-up; scrape out rain lines over swirl; eliminate; scrape back gold a bit to push back "rain"; make rain lines more delicate; eliminate gold; keep black line from showing. Along bottom: #1 Gold Full no lt base—Full up is probably better in long run. Verso, upper right: Corrections for "Genesis" gold was not used as publisher doubted archival properties/ MM


The artist, by whom given to the Museum of Fine Arts, 14 December 2005

Credit Line

Gift of the artist in honor of Clifford S. Ackley


Reproduced with permission.


Catalogue Raisonné

Hansen 315


Image: 28.9 x 18.1 cm (11 3/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Etching printed in black and gold, with hand additions in graphite and white chalk; touched proof with printer's instructions


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