Artist's description:

In November 1922 Howard Carter (1874—1939) discovered the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. This print is based upon a photograph of Carter opening the doors of the second shrine. Peering in, his hand is raised alongside an engraving of a man whose hand is also raised, maybe giving a halt sign or a dire warning, but maybe saluting Carter's endeavour, offering a high-five greeting. A meeting of equals perhaps. Carter has a lamp above his head as if casting a halo and similarly the ancient figure has the glorious sun above his own head. Carter was seeking the wonders of the past and the ancient Egyptians were seeking the wonders of the future. The breakthroughs and crossovers between the present and the ancient are endless.

Technical note
This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress, akin to linoprinting. The completed edition made 5 copies. The image is 5½ x 7 inches (127x178mm) centred on a sheet measuring 11x13 inches (280x330). I can trim the print to your order if required. All materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty.

Materials used:

oil-based printing inks and cartridge paper

breakthrough (2018)


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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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Peter Long

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