Engraving and scorper by Stanley William Hayter printed with plate tone. Printed in 1976 on Barchem Green. It is the second edition, signed, titled, dated 48/76 and numbered VII/XXV in pencil , published by Graphics International, Washington, with margins.
Size 351 x 605mm (13 7/8 x 23 7/8in)
Reference: Black & Moorhead 186 . Brass plate, engraving and scorper with three different states. There was 1-5 artists proofs on Murillo and Van Gelder Zonen paper ; Hors Commerce A and B on Murillo and Van Gelder Zonen; Limited edition of 50, Nos. 1-25 printed by Hayter, 26-50 by Raymond Hassen. Nos.1-23 on Lauroat, 24-32 Can Geler Zonen, 33-41 Lauriat, 42-50 B.F.K Rives paper printed in 1948.
Second Edition: was printed in 1976 consisting of 25 impressions numbered 1-XXV/XXV and dated 1948/1976 on Barcham Green paper. 2nd edition published by Graphics Internmational, Washington DC.
‘Death by Water’ is the title of section lV of T.S.Eliot’s poem ‘The Waste Land’