The Round Lake

Hughie O'Donoghue

The Round Lake belongs to a second pairing of prints of crows made by the artist. Whereas Crow I and Crow II were variants of the same image, The Round Lake and Round Lake II (completed two years later) are, at first glance, only loosely related. The image of the crow in The Round Lake originates from a photograph of a crow flying through branches, the shadows of which obscure a clear reading of the image. O'Donoghue's etching technique is softened in these works, used only to render the outline of the bird and the details of its head and beak, while the wings and feathers are painted in oil of spike. The three plates used in this work are: a ground of violet/grey, a black plate for the image, and a grey/green veil. The Round Lake is closely related to a painting in the second group of O'Donoghue's Crow paintings, titled Fog.

Artist
Hughie O'Donoghue
Title
The Round Lake
Medium
Etching and aquatint (3 plate process)
Date
1991
Sheet
62.0 x 75.7 cm: 24 3/8 x 29 13/16 in.(Somerset)
Plate
29.5 x 42.4 cm: 11 5/8 x 16 11/16 in.
Edition
From the edition of 35, titled, numbered, signed and dated by the artist
Printer
Hope Sufferance Press, London
Publisher
Hughie O'Donoghue, London
Literature
PQ 16
Reference
CC14-36
Status
Available for sale

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