This is a hand carved linocut inspired by the gothic poem The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Here is an extract...
"Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.' "
The print is 30 x 20cm on a 40 x 30cm sheet of Somerset Satin acid-free archival paper, printed using high quality black and grey oil-based ink. The print will be signed and numbered and will come unframed and unmounted. Each print is individually hand pressed so there will be some minor variation. The print was made using the reduction method, in a run of just 10, with two Artist's Proofs, so there will never be more of these printed.
St Cuthbert's Mill Somerset Satin archival cotton rag. linseed ink