from white earth / von weisser erde

catalogue number: hdv 1993.052.
date created: 1993
classification: rubbings
work type: earth rubbing series, earth rubbing edition
medium: hand-labeled case containing 8 sheets of paper of which 1 sheet with on the front title, artist and editor in pencil and on the reverse a list of the geographical origins of the earth samples montagne de thiey, fr / kirchlauter, d / marathi, patmos, gr / hermigua, gomera, sp / curaçao / elmali - kaş, tü / ait atab, ma), 1 sheet of Japanese paper with text 'white earth/white love/white light/white bird/white wonder/why' and 7 sheets with white earth pigments rubbed, on the reverse the number corresponding with the list of origins; gray paper portfolio with title, artist and editor in black ink
dimensions: (1 + 7 sheets) 27.4 × 21 cm (portfolio 29.3 × 22 × 1.4 cm)
signature and inscriptions: [handwritten title page] from white earth // von weisser erde // herman de vries // 1993 // bern - eschenau // edition lydia megert // [number]/13
edition: 13 copies, numbered 1-13
published by Edition Lydia Megert : Bern 1993
current repository: [8/13] collection Bayrische Staatsbibliothek, Munich (rep. number 4 L.sel.I 3783-1/7)
current repository number:
collecting history:
related works: 'from white earth' also part of the 'library of earth colours' (2005)
rights & reproduction: herman de vries
published references
catalogue raisonné herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné (centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005) no image repr., 197 (catalogue number 77).