Signed in the plate, l.r. below image: "J.V. Velde.fecit." Inscribed in the plate, l.c. below image: "IGNIS"; l.l. below image: "Ignis alit mundum Princeps et viribus acer/Orbis fraena suo temperat arbitrio."; l.r. below image: "Lucida flammifero locat ignis sydera Caelo,/Per quae faecundo cuncta calore fovet."; l.r. below image: "WB 3" Verso, collector's mark stamped in purple ink, l.r.: AB in shield (Lugt 79b) Verso, inscribed in graphite, bottom center: "Fr.d. K. 136" Watermark: none visible.
This work is a burnt orange square. Within this color area is a circle outlined in brown, that touches all four edges of the square, and a smaller square outlined in white.
"Seven Aquatints" was Robert Mangold’s first set of intaglio prints. Like most of his print work, this series was based on his contemporaneous paintings exploring the serial relationship of geometric forms, in this case a circle and rectangles. In his work from the 1970s, line and color are treated as formal and conceptual equivalents.
Text: REMEMBER THE BOYS IN FRANCE!--WRITE THEM OFTEN - Charlie Brickley Kicks a Goal into J.P. Morgan's Office on Wall Street New York and then Talks for the Fund. New York has adopted spectacular methods for drawing crowds to listen to spell-binders who urge the people to give generously to the War Work Campaign. Photo shows Charles Brickley, former Harvard half back, drop kicking the pigskin over the heads of thousands on Wall Street, thousands of dollars were subscribed. - The U.S. Government and Connecticut State Council of Defense Ask You to Help the Nation by Wise Christmas Shopping - 1. Buy useful articles 2. Pay cash for them 3. Shop early 4. Ship gifts early 5. Shop gifts in small space 6. Deliver gifts yourself when possible - Remember That Liberty Bonds and W.S.S. Make Ideal Presents