Stanley William Hayter etching and engraving made in 1955. Also titled ‘Lunar Landscape‘. Made from a copper plate which was engraved with soft ground etching and a scorper. Printed in colour on hand made Lauriat paper, number 12 of 50 copies only. There are two small tears in right magin of sheet (see photograph), not affecting image, else in very good condition. A very nice impression of a rare image.
Plate size 366 x 287mm (14 x 11 inches)
Sheet size 550 x 380 mm (21.5 x 15 inches)
Ref: Black & Moorehead 220. Black and Moorhead used this image for the dustwrapper of ‘The Prints of Stanley William Hayter: A Complete catalogue’ 1992. They state that a few trial proofs were made. Numbers up to 10 were printed on B.F.K.paper, and numbers 11-20 were printed in 1968 on Lauriat paper. The highest number recorded printed were 40, therefore the edition size is 40 copies, not 50 as stated.