This is one of a suite of four screenprints (see Tate P78717 and P78719-20) Long made from direct contact with the surfaces of slabs of slate and limestone. Slate Drawing Two, as its title indicates, is based on a pencil rubbing taken from textured slate. The drawing was turned into a screenprint using a photo-separation process and printed using repeated additions of ink until the image had reached the tonal balance required by the artist. The portfolio was printed by Advanced Graphics, London and published by Ridinghouse Editions, London, in an edition of forty plus ten artist’s proofs. Tate’s copy is the seventh in the edition.