Jack Beal, Self-Portrait, Brooding
Medium: Intaglio print, drypoint
Initial proofing: 1965, by Jack Beal
Edition pulled: 2004, by Roger Bailey
Ink and paper type: bone black ink on Hahnemuhle warm white
Edition size: 31
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 4.12" x 4.14"
Paper Size: 11" x 15"
Although the title of this print suggests Jack is brooding, he has pointed out that he had been looking intently into a mirror for some period of time. Jack draws himself holding the copper plate in his left hand and a drypoint needle in his right hand. Jack's wife, Sondra Freckelton, has suggested Jack may have drawn a "Picassoesque horse" on a page of the drawing pad in the foreground. Jack pulled trial proofs of this plate in 1965 but it was not editioned until 2004.