Jack Beal, Pond

Medium: Intaglio print, line etching
Initial processing and proofing: 1980, by Jennifer Melby
Edition pulled: 2004, by Roger Bailey
Ink and paper type: Bone black ink on Hahnemuhle bright white
Edition size: 39
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 7.875" x 9.875"
Paper Size: 15" x 18"


This image is composed from a drawing Jack did of the farm landscape just south of Oneonta, NY, and from a drawing he had made earlier of a fence and gate in California. That fence and gate were also used in a 1993 lithograph Jack made, titled Holstein and Burdock.

 

A Closer Look ... Pond

  The copper plate was developed entirely with line etching.

The copper plate was developed entirely with line etching.

  A detail from a section of  "Pond" reveals lines that have been bitten in the acid for different lengths of time.

A detail from a section of  "Pond" reveals lines that have been bitten in the acid for different lengths of time.

  Roger Bailey inspects one of the prints pulled for the edition.

Roger Bailey inspects one of the prints pulled for the edition.

  Jack signs the edition on April 28, 2005

Jack signs the edition on April 28, 2005

  The lithograph "Holstein and Burdock" Jack made in 2003 uses the same California fence gate seen in his etching.

The lithograph "Holstein and Burdock" Jack made in 2003 uses the same California fence gate seen in his etching.