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This original multiple has been framed with acid free materials and UV protective glass. The framed dimensions are 14 x 16 in.
Please note: this artwork has no signature, but it has an Estate stamp. There is no edition #.
Etching is an intaglio printing process. A metal plate is covered with a protective, acid-resistant wax ground. The artist then draws the image in the wax with a stylus, exposing the metal. The plate is then placed in an acid bath, which corrodes the exposed areas and creates furrows and troughs that will hold the ink. The depth of the etched lines is controlled by the strength of the acid and the amount of time the plate is exposed to it. After the ground is cleaned off, the etched plate is inked and it is pressed against paper with great pressure and the image is printed wherever the incisions have trapped the ink.