Jack Beal, Three Elms

Medium: Intaglio print: Line etching 
Initial processing and proofing: ca.1973, by Jack Beal
Edition pulled: 2004, by Roger Bailey
Ink and paper type: Bone black ink on Hahnemuhle warm white
Edition size: 27
Signed: in pencil, lower right
Image Size: 4" x 4.25"
Paper Size: 11" x 15"


In the summer of 1965, and each summer until 1974, Jack Beal and Sondra Freckelton lived on Black Lake in the town of Rossie in upstate New York. While hiking one summer day, Jack and Dana Van Horn took refuge under the elms in this print, for protection from a charging bull. The following day Jack made a drawing of those trees, which he used to create this etching. A proof of the plate was exhibited in 1977 and is illustrated in a catalog for a travelling exhibition organized by the Madison Art Center in Wisconsin. The plate was not editioned until 2004.

 
 

A Closer Look ... Three Elms

  The copper plate was developed as a line etching by Jack and he pulled  a few trial proofs in his own studio. 

The copper plate was developed as a line etching by Jack and he pulled  a few trial proofs in his own studio. 

  Signing the edition, April 27, 2005.

Signing the edition, April 27, 2005.

  Jack's signature, lower right.

Jack's signature, lower right.