GH Rothe Dancing Hands large Mezzotint Signed Artwork Limited Edition 62/99
Original hand-pulled "Dancing Hands" mezzotint limited edition print on heavy paper created in 1973 by German artist G. H. Rothe. It is an earlier version of her artwork with limited number 62/99 present in lower left title in the middle and artist’s pencil signature in lower right.
Print is unframed and in good condition with clean surface and bright colors. Paper toning discoloration present to edges mostly to the lower margin and as well as few margine creases. First margine crease is located by the right corner and second margin crease is located 5 inches tall from the limited edition number. Also there are four professional repairs done on verso to the print. hardly visible from the front.
Mezzotint is large and measures approx. WxH - 29 3/4 x 42 1/4 inches. Art image measures approx. WxH - 23 1/2 x 35 1/2 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.