This portrait is one in a series of 5 hard-ground etchings which use texture, pattern and line to create works heavy in contrast, depicting everyday scenes. The face, hair and hands of the subject are rendered in high detail by building up layers of tiny dots and individual lines, whilst aspects of the surroundings and the rest of her body are depicted using a single line. Sugar-lift and aquatint are used to create the bold lines of the pattern and outlines.
Image size: 27.8 x 27.6cm
Paper size: 38 x 38cm
Printed from copper plate on to hahnemule paper