Artist Michael Rothenstein, English, 1908-1993
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Date TBD
Medium woodcuts printed in color ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions Block (left): 19 3/4 × 10 1/4 inches (50.2 × 26 cm)
Block (right): 19 5/8 × 10 3/4 inches (49.8 × 27.3 cm)
Sheet: 21 5/8 × 29 5/8 inches (54.9 × 75.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Gere Baskin
Accession Number 2012.89
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, on each print, lower right: Michael Rothenstein
Marks Printed, the poem: All things grow from it. That green you love | is the consequence of brown, the next | note in the series. The sawn tree-trunk | records, in yearly striations | the recurring hue of every | summer. Take a clod of earth, sift it | through your fingers. The colour of eggs | and the colour of mummy. Gardens | clad in the browns of autumn, fragile | bronze waiting for the wind, waiting to | tumble. We are far from the bones, | but near the beginning. The clean grin | of the bare trees and the snow covered | moorland is not the start. Steam rising | form a heap of compost. Green decays | to be green again in a round of days.
Inscriptions Inscribed, on each print, lower left: A/P 11/20
Inscribed, in pencil, on sheet with poem, lower right: for Dr. & Mrs. Baskin | warm regards| Michael | Rothenstein
Gere Baskin;
2012-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)