Collagraph print of the 199 Steps in Whitby, North Yorkshire
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Number 4 of a limited edition of 25
Image size 22 x 30 cm Paper size 28 x 38 cm 210gsm Zerkall printmaking paper
The edition number, title, signature and date are written under the image in pencil.
This is an original collagraph print depicting the famous flight of 199 Steps which lead to St Mary's Church in Whitby and then to the abbey ruins beyond.
A collagraph plate is made by building up the image with texture and applied elements. Ink is then applied by hand before the artist passes the plate through an etching press with dampened paper. This method produces not only richly coloured images but also an embossed effect on the paper. All the colours in the image are applied at the same time so it is a time consuming and painstaking process.
The hand made nature of the process, and the fact that the plate is inked up from scratch each time, means that every print will be unique. The print shown here is number 4 of an edition of 25 and is the print you will receive. It will be delivered to you unframed for safe shipping. It will be backed by card and wrapped in cellophane and carefully protected with tissue paper and stiff cardboard.