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Printmaking: Aquatint, Etching, Drypoint, Paper, Oil-based Printer's Ink on Paper, Other.
This etching employs the techniques of INTAGLIO, AQUATINT AND DRYPOINT. The image is taken from an albumen print created between 1865 -1889 by J. Pascal Sébah (Turkish photographer); the scene shows a series of Islamic towers in Egypt executed in the Malmuk. This original photo is from the “A. D. White Architectural Photographs Collection”, Cornell University. This specific etching is executed on two individual zinc plates placed on the press simultaneously to produce one image (a space of 1/8 inch separates the plates); the singular plates measure six-inches high by nine-inches wide, making the etched image twelve-and-one-eighth inches high by nine inches wide. The print size measures about seventeen-inches high by fifteen-inches wide. A hard ground was used on my zinc plates, and I employed six acid-baths before being satisfied. I use a mix of colored oil-based etching inks from France (Charbonnel brand) printed on STONEHENGE BLACK printmaking paper (from England). The price includes frame and archival mat but not shipment costs, which vary. This is the FIRST EDITION, the ONLY edition without an aquatinted sky; there are only FIVE prints in this “orange on black edition”. The remaining four editions have a shadowed sky as a result of another aquatinting (therefore another bath in the acid). KEYWORDS: Egypt, Minarets, Mosques, Religious buildings, Islam, Geometric patterns, Rock walls, Balconies, Fountains, Etching, Turkish, Architecture, Cityscape
THIS PRICE INCLUDES: THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; A FRAME (16 inch x 20 inch, Type – Glass & Wood Edge / Semi-Ornate Style, Color - Black); ALL HANDLING COSTS; SHIPMENT COSTS; CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; BUBBLE WRAP & OTHER PACKING MATERIALS; AND, A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The work is wired
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