The three-plate colour etching with chine colle was printed in 2003 with Pete Kosowicz of Thumbprint Editions. The title Rodrigo and Lucrezia B. (Dawn) is inspired by the historical figures of Rodrigo Borgia, a scheming nobleman who became Pope Alexander VI in 1492 and his daughter Lucrezia, subject to the reckless political plots of her family and rumoured to have led a life of legendary debauchery. This etching comprises two adjacent impressions of Rodrigo and Lucrezia’s complementary portraits. From the plates of Rodrigo and Lucrezia, Stephen Chambers created the Dawn version of these very images, where the ochre of the sky and the black of the ground are reversed.
Each portrait has also been printed and editioned separately on individual sheets, in the Dawn and Dusk versions.