KERRY JAMES MARSHALL (1955 - ) Vignette (Wishing Well).
Color aquatint, spitbite aquatint, softground, hardground, drypoint etching on chine collé , 2010. 1137x851 mm; 44 3/4x33 1/2 inches, full margins. Artist's proof, from an edition of 10, aside from the edition of 50. Signed, dated and inscribed "AP/9" in pencil, lower margin. Published by Paulson Bott Press, Berkeley, CA.
This impressive, monumental print comes from Kerry James Marshall's Vignette series in which he often poses African American lovers and couples in romantic scenes that recall the saccharine compositions of European 'Old Masters". This Vignette (Wishing Well) is particulary inspired by Jean-Honoré Fragonard's rococo painting The Swing.
Other impressions of this important print are in the collections of the Metropolitian Museum of Art, the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, the High Museum the Minneapolis Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and the Walker Art Center.