The inspiration for this piece comes from Gibside National Trust property in Northumberland. The (very rich) family built a Palladian Chapel at the end of a very long grassy tree-lined avenue where the owner raced his horses! I solved the problem of the diminishing perspective by flattening out the trees and showing more than one viewpoint. This gives it a decorative, almost Indian style.
The etching was created on a copper plate - tiny grooves and pits were made using a variety of resists and ferric chloride. The plate is inked up in 12 colours then wiped back carefully before being printed onto damp paper on a traditional etching press (a bit like a mangle if you can remember mangles!) The plate is inked and printed by hand for every print in the edition. The frame is solid oak with no finish - just beautiful natural wood. It is ready to hang with d-rings and string attached. It is very well packed in a spacious box with padding all round. I can only send framed prints to UK destinations but please see separate listing for the same print unframed for international delivery.
Etching on Hahnemuhle paper. Oak frame.
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