GH Rothe Ceriman Animon large Mezzotint Signed Artwork Limited Edition 9/150
Original black and white mezzotint engraving titled “Animon” study of plants also known as “Ceriman”. It is limited edition print on heavy paper created in 1980 by German artist G. H. Rothe. Limited edition number 9/150 present in lower left along with GHR Rothe Studio mark title in the middle and artist’s pencil signature in lower right.
Print is unframed and in very good condition with clean surface and bright shades of black and white colors. Paper toning discoloration present to edges mostly to the top margin.
Mezzotint is large and measures approx. WxH - 30 x 42 1/4 inches. Art image measures approx. WxH - 23 1/2 x 35 inches.
G.H. Rothe (1935 - 2007) was renowned as master of the mezzotint. She was born in 1935 in Beuthen Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history human anatomy goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Mezzotint is a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened for shading and partially scraped smooth giving light areas. Depending on it’s size completion of such a plate takes weeks and most often months to and surface of the relatively soft copperplate permits only a certain number of print proceedings and consequently each edition remains limited to 150-200 prints.