This print is from a set of six, made around 1954 when Frank Auerbach was a student at London’s Royal College of Art. The artist used a nail to scratch the lines and printed the images by rubbing the back of the paper with a spoon. The set was never formally editioned; its immediate and experimental nature is apparent from the fingerprints on the sheet’s edges.
Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
Nude seated on a folding chair
Drypoint on paper, 25.1 x 21 cm
Given by James Kirkman, 2000
Copyright the Artist, Courtesy Marlborough, London