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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.185.1-15
People
Various Artists
Title
Untitled portfolio of fifteen works by Judith Rothschild, Frank Bacher, and Sheri Martinelli
Classification
Prints
Work Type
portfolio
Date
1946
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Sheri Martinelli: Etching, drypoint and engraving Frank Bacher and Judith Rothschild: Serigraph
Dimensions
portfolio: 45.5 x 35.8 x 1.5 cm (17 15/16 x 14 1/8 x 9/16 in.)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Edition
59/100
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of The Judith Rothschild Foundation
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.185.1-15
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description

Judith Rothschild, 1921 - 1993
Sheri Martinelli, 1918 - 1996
Frank Bacher, active 1940s - 1950s
Commentary
This portfolio includes fifteen works by Judith Rothschild, Frank Bacher, and Sheri Martinelli. Its acquisition will fill a significant gap, for none of these artists are currently represented in the Prints Department. The Drawings Department owns only one large Rothschild. An Art Digest review of the portfolio in December 1946 described the group as "Three up-and-coming modernists." Judith Rothschild's bold abstractions with their strong black outlines and textured colors mirror her paintings of the same period. Frank Bacher's more rigidly geometric serigraphs are absolutely flat. Sheri Martinelli's highly-worked, velvety etchings provide a sculptural counterpoint to both Rothschild and Bacher's serigraphs. Martinelli is now also known in literary circles as a protégée of Anais Nin, a correspondent with Charles Bukowski, and the muse of Ezra Pound.
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