limited edition woodcut print of Eastbourne Pier in East Sussex
Limited edition of 40
Image size 45 x 30 cm (approx 18" x 12") Paper size 61 x 45 cm
This handsome Victorian pier has stood in the Sussex town of Eastbourne on the south coast of England for nearly 150 years and is still a place where people go for fun and entertainment. This print was made the year before a devastating fire destroyed a third of the structure and shows it in the late evening, lit from inside and with moonlight playing on the sea.
This delicate hand burnished woodcut print is on fine Japanese Tosa Shi paper in dark blue and black oil based ink. Rather than being passed through a press, the image has been printed by careful hand burnishing from the back of the paper with a bamboo baren. The process was repeated with two plates. This is labour intensive but allows the printmaker to vary the pressure and so achieve stronger and softer effects where wanted. It also means that each print made is unique.
Tosa Shi paper has two different sides. For this print the smooth surface was used to achieve a crisp and detailed image.
The title and artist's signature are written in pencil under the image. The copyright watermark is of course not on the actual print.
Your print will be sent to you carefully rolled in tissue paper and protected in a sturdy postal tube.