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Duet

A work made of color aquatint and etching, with gold leaf, on stiff, thick cream wove paper.
© Estate of Ellen Lanyon.

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  • A work made of color aquatint and etching, with gold leaf, on stiff, thick cream wove paper.

Date:

1950–51

Artist:

Ellen Lanyon
American, 1926-2013

About this artwork

Ellen Lanyon attended SAIC, graduating in 1948. Duet exemplifies the artist’s conflation of her interests in early Italian metal-leaf methods and printmaking. The work was conceived at the University of Iowa, where Lanyon received a graduate degree in 1950, and revised in 1951 with additional plates and varying applications of gold and silver leaf. This experimentation served as the basis for the artist’s postgraduate study at the Courtauld Institute, London. Lanyon also taught at Ox-Bow beginning in 1960 and served as its academic director from 1972 to 1982.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Ellen Lanyon

Title

Duet

Date

1950–1951

Medium

Color aquatint and etching, with gold leaf, on stiff, thick cream wove paper

Dimensions

318 × 402 mm (image/plate); 322 × 467 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter H. Ulrich in memory of Erna Ulrich Rosenberger

Reference Number

1999.279

Copyright

© Estate of Ellen Lanyon.

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