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Printmaking: Aquatint, Etching, Drypoint, Ink, Oil on Paper, Other.
This zinc-plate etching (with several nitric acid baths) incorporates the studio techniques of INTAGLIO, AQUATINT, CHINE COLLÉ, and DRYPOINT.
Frances B Johnson as a Bohemian in Her Washington DC Studio, Red Edition
Media include French, oil-based black ink and Rives BFK paper. This is the second print of five in the Last Edition, the THIRD Edition of Three. All THREE EDITIONS are limited to only five prints each. The work was hand-printed by the artist on a heavy-duty Strand press at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US. The image size and size of the zinc plate used measured 8-inches high by 6-inches wide or 20.320cm x 15.240cm. The paper print size is 11-inches wide by 15-inches high or 27.940cm x 38.100cm. This etching was inspired by a photograph by, Frances Benjamin Johnson, who created the self-portrait in 1896. She lived most of her life in New Orleans, but also had a photographic studio in Washington, DC. Her title for the photo is, “Self-portrait as a Bohemian”. The title of the work in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Archives in Washington, D.C. is “Frances Benjamin Johnston, full-length portrait, seated in front of fireplace, facing left, holding cigarette in one hand and a beer stein in the other, in her Washington, D.C. studio”. Call Number LOT 11734-1 item PP. Johnson was noted for her work with the Carnegie Foundation and her photographs of architecture in the US South. She was born in 1864 and died in 1952. There is a psychic connection between her and DiFalco, who has created several etchings based on her photography.
THIS PRICE INCLUDES: 1} THE MATTED ETCHING IN AN ARCHIVAL MAT; 2} A FRAME (11 inch x 14 inch, Type – Glass & Wood Edge / Semi-Ornate Style, Color - Black); 3} ALL HANDLING COSTS; 4} SHIPMENT COSTS; 5} CARDBOARD SHIPMENT CARTON; 6} BUBBLE WRAP & OTHER PACKING MATERIALS; AND, 7} A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY. The work is wired and ready to hang. Framing includes a brown craft paper backing. A wall hook and nail are included.
Size: 11 W x 14 H x 1 in
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