A Note on Reproductions

In the 1960s Ernest Ruckle authorized photo-offset reproductions to be made of five of his works. These were almost exactly the same size as the originals and have sometimes  been confused with the originals. The reproductions have no value as artworks, but may have some value as collector's items or decorations.

"You are Lucifer Come to Get Faust"

(Opus 197, 1964) Some of the reproductions are signed in pencil at the bottom. The original is signed in ink in the upper right. The reproductions are on thin card paper. The original is on Strathmore plate-surface bristol board. Image of original.

"Macpherson's Place"

(Opus 205, 1965) Some of the reproductions are signed in pencil at the bottom. The original is signed in ink in the upper right. The reproductions are on thin card paper. The original is on Strathmore plate-surface bristol board. Image of original.

"The Courtship Machine (#2)"

(Opus 266, 1966) Some of the reproductions are signed in pencil at the bottom. The original is signed in ink in the upper left. The reproductions are on thin card paper. The original is on Strathmore plate-surface bristol board. Image of original.

"The Cantata"

(Opus 296, 1968) Some of the reproductions are signed in pencil at the bottom. The original is signed in ink in the upper right. The reproductions are on thin card paper. The original is on Strathmore plate-surface bristol board. After the original was photographed for black-and-white reproduction, the Artist tinted it with watercolor. Image of original.

"The Astronaut"

(Opus 326, 1969) After completing the drawing in ink, the Artist added a Letraset dot pattern to the background. The drawing was then photographed for black-and-white reproduction. Finally, the Artist removed the Letraset and colored the original. The original is signed in paint, lower right. Some of the reproductions are signed in pencil at the bottom. Image of original.

HOME SEARCH PRINTS 1963-1967 1968-1973 1974-1999 2000-2004

ERNEST RUCKLE   WEB SITE OF THE AMERICAN ARTIST