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Jonathan Talks Spurn Point Lighthouse 2017
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Jonathan Talks


Spurn Point Lighthouse

Size - (USA):
20 W x 32 H x 0.1 D (inches)
Size - (metric):
50.8 W x 81.3 H x 0.3 D (centimeters)


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Artwork Description:   Photography: Digital, Black White and Photo on Paper. Spurn Point Lighthouse Photography: 32” X 20” Archival print The earliest reference to a lighthouse on Spurn Point is 1427. From the 17th century there are records of a pair of lighthouses being maintained: a high light and a low light. In 1767, John Smeaton was commissioned to build a new pair of lighthouses. Smeaton s high light a 90 feet 27 m tower remained in use until 1895, but there were problems as there had been in previous years with maintaining the low light within a short time it had been washed away by the sea. A series of more-or-less temporary replacements were used in the years that followed, until a more solid lighthouse designed by James Walker was constructed in 1852 under the supervision of engineer Henry Norris. In 1895 both this low light and Smeaton s high light were replaced by a single lighthouse which still stands on the grass of Spurn Head. The 1852 low light also still stands on the sandy shore of the island, though its lantern has been replaced by a large water tank. Of the old Smeaton high light only the foundations remain. Spurn is a narrow sand tidal island located off the tip of the coast of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England that reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber estuary. Prior to a severe storm in February 2017, which damaged part of the sandbank, Spurn was a spit with a permanent connection to the mainland. The island is over 3 miles 4.8 km long, almost half the width of the estuary at that point, and as little as 50 yards 46 m wide in places. The southernmost tip is known as Spurn Head or Spurn Point and is the home to an RNLI lifeboat station and two disused lighthouses. 3 It forms part of the civil parish of Easington. Spurn Head covers 280 acres 113 ha above high water and 450 acres 181 ha of foreshore. It has been owned since 1960 by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is a designated national nature reserve, heritage coast and is part of the Humber Flats, Marshes and Coast Special Protection Area. ORIGINAL PRINT - Limited Edition of 20 Crafted Prints ultraHD Photo Print on Fuji Crystal DP II Each print is cut and dry mounted on white backboard prior to the mounting of a white front mount. This fine art print meets museum longevity requirements and is carefully hand crafted. Prior to dispatch the print is hand signed and individually numbered. A certificate of authenticity is supplied. Print Size | 32″ x 20 This title forms a collection which is limited to an edition of 20 prints, individually created by the artist in his Nottingham studio to ensure maximum quality and richness. This fine art print meets museum longevity requirements and has a unique extra smooth surface with a sensual feel. UltraHD Photo Print on Fuji Crystal DP II Modern cameras deliver image files with better and better resolution and less and less digital noise. These are significant advances in the ability to capture true-to-life images. UltraHD Photo Prints on high-end Fuji Crystal DP II photo paper bring even the minutest details to life, crystal clear and razor sharp with an archival 75 year print guarantee. It is the artist s preference to use traditional negative film and mechanical cameras. The film is hand developed and scanned by the artist, prior to creating the art work. Keywords: fine art, sea, Monochrome, coast, beach, Sand, structure, wet plate collodion, lighthouse


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