Six Etchings of Heads

The complete set comprising six etchings: each signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 14/50, on Arches paper. Published by Bernard Jacobson, London, with the blindstamp of the printer, Palm Tree Studios, London; with full margins

Each plate approx. 15.1 x 13.5 cm, Each sheet approx. 39.5 x 34.0 cm

from an edition of 50, with 10 artist’s proofs

Six Etchings of Heads



Marlborough Graphics, Frank Auerbach: The Complete Etchings 1954 – 1990, published in 1990, numbers 9 - 14

The Fitzwilliam Museum, in association with Marlborough Graphics, Frank Auerbach Etchings and Drypoints 1954 – 2006, published in 2007, 9 - 14

Six Etchings of Heads was Auerbach’s first series of portrait etchings. When Auerbach visited his friend Joe Tilson in Somerset in 1980 he made an etching of him. Back in London, Auerbach etched the rest of the set, portraits of artist friends and family members.