P77207 Elizabeth I 1966
Offset lithograph 700 × 595 (27 1/2 × 23 3/4) on wove paper, same size; printer not known; published by Edition h, Hanover in an edition of 50
Inscribed ‘Richter, X 66’ b.r., ‘Elizabeth’ on back b.r. and ‘3/50(I)’ on back b.r.
Purchased from Anthony d'Offay Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1988
Lit: René Block, Grafik des Kapitalistischen Realismus, Berlin 1968, p.144, no.R4a, repr.; John T. Paoletti, ‘Gerhard Richter: Ambiguity as an Agent of Awareness’, Print Collector's Newsletter, vol.19, no.1, March–April 1988, p.2
P77207 is an image of the current British monarch, Elizabeth II. The picture was taken from a newspaper or magazine and rephotographed by the artist. Richter made another print ‘Elizabeth II’, using the same photograph. Both are grey, resembling the black and white photograph from which they derive. At the time he made the prints, Richter was working in Düsseldorf, Germany…