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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sheet: 91.4 x 76.2 cm (36 x 30 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft and hard ground etching with spit bite aquatint, scraping, burnishing, and abrasion, final state printed with rétroussage on chine collé
Not On View
This impression printed with rétroussage on chine collé
The finished plate was printed in an edition of fifty impressions. During the printing of the edition, a tissue-thin sheet of Japanese Mulberry paper was adhered to the white backing sheet, lending the portrait an added warmth and humanity.
In graphite, l.l.: 43/50; l.r.: Wilson 02
Blindstamped at lower left -- chop of Jim Stroud
Center Street Studio (Milton, MA); 2005, sold by Center Street Studio to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 14, 2005)
Lee M. Friedman Fund and Living New England Artists Purchase Fund, created by The Stephen and Sybil Stone Foundation
© VAGA, New York, NY