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Limited edition of 15 prints, each hand signed and numbered on the front by artist A K Nicholas

Image size: 36×24 inches/91×61 cm
Paper size: 38×26 inches/97×66 cm

This limited edition photographic print is made with archival pigmented inks on 100% cotton acid-free artist paper. Beautiful and long-lasting, this heavyweight premium paper is engineered for exceptional contrast and crisp images. Your art investment will be enjoyed for generations. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist, is included.

Ava swims lazily in an expanse of sparkling azure. The water is calm but disturbed by a gentle mist and she appears almost weightless amidst the ripples. A gentle serpentine shape is suggested by the curve of her body. A blackness at the top of the image implies a bottomless abyss. Only her hands, part of an arm, and her face break the surface. Her hair drifts out in reddish-brown spirals.

In the second century, women bathed together nude at the Roman Baths of Caracalla. Swimming in public bath houses was common in ancient Rome. By the mid second century men and women's bathing was no longer segregated, a development that changed the atmosphere in a predictable way.

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archival photograph (pigmented ink)

Ava Backstroke - Limited edition 3 of 15 (2016)


  • Colour photograph (giclée), Paper
  • From a limited edition of 15
  • Size: 26 × 38 × 0.1 in (unframed) / 24 × 36 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front
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