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This picture is based on a work of the same title by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881). In 1832 Palmer exhibited a number of monochromatic works at the Royal Academy, referring to them as 'blacks', a technique of his own which combined Indian ink and gum arabic on paper. In the making he picked and scraped away at areas of solid black, unusually working from dark to light, a method more familiar to printmakers. Palmer took up printmaking in his later years, declaring ' If it could be made fairly remunerative I should be content to do nothing else.' Sadly, scarce any of his works remain. In 1909 his son Alfred made a bonfire of his fathers' collection, commenting 'that no one would be able to make head or tail of them.'

This print is pulled from an image cut out of a sheet of rubber, and is a variation of letterpress printing. After removal of areas that are to be left as white paper, the remaining rubber is rolled up with ink and pressed to paper. The edition was closed at five copies. All the materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulties. The image measures 5⅝ x 7 inches on a 10 x 12 inch sheet and will fit straight into a standard 10 x 12 inch frame.

Materials used:

oil-based black printing ink, Lambeth Cartridge 130 gsm

the flock and the star (2016)


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