This Listing is for a Rare Original Hand Done Hand Signed #3 of 12 Pencil hand signed Key Plate Etching of Romare Bearden's The Famliy. Based on a collage of varied papers, this etching is printed from multiple plates. The distinctive linear textures in the essential image are etched onto what is commonly referred to as the "key" plate; they result from Bearden's use of varied screens to create an intermediate photographic collage that then played a role in the creation of the printing plate, also using photographic techniques.
The granular surfaces on additional plates result from the use of aquatint, an etching process that can imitate watercolor washes; these plates were used for the areas of color. THIS ITEM IS THE RARE HAND DONE HAND SIGNED #3 OF 12 KEY PLATE ETCHINGS FROM THE SMALL LIMITED EDITION ROMARE DID. This Piece amongst Many other of Beardens works was featured in the book "The Art of Romare Bearden " By National Gallery of Art Washington check the pictures we have included for further detail.Item Measures 19 1/2in x 26in. Item is in Near Mint Mint to Mint Condition (C9-C10) Hand signed and Numbered in pencil. We grade our items according to the Iguide Universal 10-Point Grading Scale. C10 Mint - Investment quality. No perceptible flaws of any kind. C9 Near Mint - Investment quality. Minor flaw on an otherwise unused item. C8 Excellent - Investment quality.
Pin holes, small tears, etc. C7 Very Good to Excellent - Fine.
Still a nicely preserved item. C6 Very Good - The typical used item in average condition. C5 Good to Very Good - A heavily-worn item. C4 Good - Below average but still suitable for display. C3 Fair - Heavily worn, but yet still complete.
C2 Poor to Fair - An extremely worn, possibly even incomplete item. C1 Poor - The lowest grade, representing items in the lowest possible condition. Kept Flat, in a Smoke, Dust, and UV Light Free storage facility that has allowed the Etching Aquatint to retain its original brilliancy without any fading.
Item is Not Reprint, Giclee Print Nor Ink Jet Print Nor Offset lithograph, Item is Original Bearden Signed Key Plate hand pulled Etching Aquatint 1975. Double tubing would cost extra, but we provide it free for our customers. Customer comments have shown they truly appreciate this free extra care. The item "Romare Bearden The Family Original Signed #3of12 Key Plate Etching Aquatint 1975" is in sale since Thursday, February 19, 2015. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art".The seller is "rarepics914" and is located in Pelham, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.