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Tree at Tretire II

Frank Auerbach

Tree at Tretire II

1976

Screenprint and Etching

294 x 294 mm

Edition of 30

Gerrish Fine Art

London,

+44 7796 444 516

$5,500 - $12,000

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Signed by the artist in pencil. Printer’s proof aside from the edition of 30. Printed by White Ink from one screen and one copper plate.

Although landscape has played a major role in his painting, this is one of only two landscape prints in Auerbach’s oeuvre. The subject is a tree in Herefordshire - seen from above out of an upstairs window. First Auerbach tried to etch the plate at the printers from his drawings but this didn’t work so he eventually took the plates with him to the country and etched the scene from life in situ. 

‘Avoiding any formula for trees, he caught the amorphous instability of the vast masses of foliage, seen from a position which masked their supporting anatomy, with a series of broad, swaying, multivalent shapes, marked out in screenprinted lines across the finer grained etching’ - Michael Podro, 1990.