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Kathy M Reilly
Fly Dragon Fly


Clever use of maculature to suggest movement

Artist: Kathy M Reilly
Title: Fly Dragon Fly
Date: 2016
School: New Zealand
Medium: etching printed with maculature
Dimensions: image 90 x 162mm at widest points, support 420 x 300mm
Watermark:  none
Inscriptions/marks: on the support in pencil lower left to lower right border <<AP…….FLY DRAGON FLY……………….K.M.Reilly/2016>>
Condition: fine condition
Description: a dragonfly seen in profile and overprinted from the same plate three times, twice without re-inking (maculature) to give the effect of the insect in movement. Artist’s proof. For more information on maculatures, see Ad Stijnman, Engraving and Etching: A History of the Development of Manual Intaglio Printmaking Processes, London, 2012, pp. 325-326.
Reference: Print Council Aotearoa New Zealand, Proof: Two Decades of Printmaking, Massey University Press, 2022, p. 111
Provenance: The Art Vault Gallery, Takaka, 2023

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