Artist's description:

who's who?

This print is based upon an illustration in 'Cosmographia Universalis', first published in 1544. Its' compilation was the work of Sebastian Münster (1488—1552) cosmographer, cartographer and Christian Hebrew scholar. It was the earliest description of the world to be printed in German and became one of the most popular books of the sixteenth century, running to many editions and ultimately published in several languages.

In this picture a monster from the deep devours a hapless victim, while another soul flees the scene in terror. I daresay most of us could put a label on what or whom the monster represents. Our world abounds in monsters, real and imagined. Sometimes its' jaws may seem inescapable but with good hope and courage we hold fast to our faith, our sanity and those we love. And then the monster sinks to the depths, doomed.


This print is pulled from a relief plate cut from a sheet of rubber, a variation of letterpress. After removal of areas that are not be printed, the cut rubber sheet is rolled up with ink and pressed to paper, producing the print. The completed edition made 5 copies. The paper and ink are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty. The print would fit straight into a 10x12 inch frame if required. Otherwise the print can be trimmed to your requirement before dispatch without extra charge. Please see photograph as to how it is positioned on the paper sheet.

Materials used:

oil-based printing inks, Lambeth Cartridge paper 130gsm

who's who? (2017)


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Peter Long

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