Edward Julius Detmold (1883-1957).
Summer Solstice. c. 1920. Colour etching and aquatint, printed à la poupée. 20 7/8 x 12 3/4 (sheet 24 x 16 1/2). Edition 12, #7. A fine, richly inked impression on Japanese mulberry paper with fresh, vibrant colors. Signed, numbered and annotated 'E.J.D. imp' in pencil indicating a proof printed by the artist. $7,500.
In the 1920s, Edward Julius Detmold combined etching and aquatint with colour à la poupée, a complex printing process in which aquatint is added to the initial etched design in order to create areas of tone. Coloured inks and oil paints are then applied individually to the various areas of the plate and rubbed into the bitten lines. Each plate is inked afresh; therefore proof is unique.
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