Artist’s proof, prior to the regular edition of 90
Two colors: warm black and earth yellow on ivory paper
Sheet size: 13 ¼” x 15 3/8”
Image size: 9” x 11 3/8”
Pencil signed, titled, and annotated: A/P, artist’s proof
Condition: Very good. Reverse side shows some minor, scattered foxing.
Note that this print is an artist’s proof, an experimental stage of the printmaking process. You can see a similar proof on irvingamen.com, next to an example from the regular edition. Oddly, those prints are listed as lithographs, a designation that seems unlikely or at least incomplete. It may be that Amen used a lithographic stone to produce the background yellow, and etching for the primary image. We do know that he sometimes combined linocut and etching in such a way.