Untitled, TBD

  • Michael Rothenstein, English, 1908-1993

Woodcuts printed in color ink on cream wove paper

  • 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)

Gift of Gere Baskin

2012.89

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Poetry
  • Abstraction
  • Woodcut (process)
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Poem
  • Woodcut (print)
  • Tree
  • Diptych

Signed, on each print, lower right: Michael Rothenstein

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.

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)

Michael Rothenstein, Untitled, TBD, woodcuts printed in color ink on cream wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Gere Baskin, 2012.89.