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Printmaking: Aquatint, Drypoint, Etching, Intaglio, Ink on Paper, Other.
Title: FOUR WINDOWS TO BIG SUR IN GEO-NARRATIVE
[Best Print of 3 in Edition Number TWO of FIVE (1/3; II/V)].
This mixed technique etching of INTAGLIO, DRYPOINT, and AQUATINT— executed on four zinc plates that were placed next to each other in a horizontal-based line on the printing press to create a single image — was inspired by an image from the US Library of Congress Prints and Pictures Department, Panoramic Photographs Collection, in Washington, D.C. The original photograph, a gelatin print created and published in 1907 (size- 9.5 by 47.5 inches) was copyrighted by the Pillsbury Picture Company but presently has no known restrictions on publication (NOTE – Its 1907 title was: OLD CYPRESS TREES ON CYPRESS POINT, MONTEREY). The work required nine plate workings and baths in nitric acid until I was satisfied with the final design.
DIMENSIONS: The etching has four zinc plates, three of which measure 3¾ inches wide by 4⁷⁄₈ inches high (9.525 cm x 12.319 cm) and one which is 6 ⁷⁄₈ inches wide and 4⁷⁄₈ inches high (17.399 cm x 12.319 cm); the overall image size (including the three small separating spaces between the plates) is 19 inches wide by 4⁷⁄₈ inches high (48.260 cm x 12.319 cm high); the Print (paper) measures about 22½ inches wide by 9¾ inches high ( 57.150 cm wide by 24.765 cm high). Please note that this etching is shipped and sold to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price reasonable and also allows the collector a wide range of choice in framing selection. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The SAATCHI price includes packaging, handling, and all domestic (US), regular shipment costs.
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