Blizzard Tonight: A Set of Progressive Proofs


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This is the 5th mini-litho in the series, released in 1993 – with an scene taken from a 1973 oil painting. This progressive proof set illustrates the many layers of color used to create this amazing image of the Duck family. The final – 19th print – has a gold foil edging and “Gold Plate Edition” embossed seal. It is signed by Carl Barks in the lower right and numbered 1 of 5. These prints – each measuring approx.  27.5 x 33.5 cm – are each in their own mylar sleeve, and then housed in a blue clamshell box. Accompanied by a detailed certificate of authenticity, which states: “The process colors represent multiple exotic combinations of inks that were used with each mixture or laboratory blend and are individually identified. In some cases, a plate or ‘color’ may have been run through the press a second or third time with different intensities of ink to achieve a desired effect. As an artist’s painting is incomplete until the last brush of color is added, the history of the making of the lithograph is built, step-by-step, by the addition of colors until the last progressive is printed. These proof sets show, layer upon layer, how the print looked at various stages of its production.”