This work combines etching with painting. The intaglio and aquatint etching was enhanced with gouache and watercolor. Two zinc plates were etched and printed on one piece of paper to create a single image. Each plate measures eight inches high by ten inches wide with a space of one quarter inch on the horizontal mid point. This print measures 15 inches wide by 22 inches high. A hard etching ground was used on zinc plates, and I employed seven acid baths to obtain the final result. The image is adapted from an engraving by the late British artist J. C. Varrall and is PLATE 4 in the John Rutter Book, Delineations of Fonthill Abbey, 1823. This story is worth investigating, since the massive building was never finished due to its collapse upon itself. Visually, this is a study in the desperation of formal structure.
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England, Victorian, Landmark, History, Geometric, Original Mixed Media