THE PRICE OF THIS ETCHING INCLUDES A GOLD PAINTED WOOD FRAME WITH GLASS AND ACID FREE MAT. THE FRAME MEASURES 18 INCHES HIGH BY 24 INCHES WIDE. THE WHITE MAT CONTAINS A GOLD INNER TRIMMED EDGE. THE ARTWORK ARRIVES WIRED AND READY TO HANG ON YOUR WALL. A HANGING HOOK AND NAIL ARE INCLUDED. This original DiFalco etching employs the studio techniques of intaglio, drypoint, aquatint, and Chine colle. The artist executed his work in oil base etching ink on RivesBFK white paper, both manufactured in France. The zinc plate was covered with a ground of beeswax, spike lavendar oil, and turpentine and etched in four separate Nitric acid baths. After the last acid bath, the plate was scraped and burnished to lighten certain areas. Thai mulberry bark papers, treated with methyl cellulose and infused with kozo threads from Japan, were used in the Chine colle process. The image size is 9 inches high by 12 inches wide, or about 23 by 31cm. The framed and matted etching measures 18 inches high by 24 inches wide. This image shows print number 1 of 5 in the Edition I. Four Editions, each limited to five originals, comprise the published series. DiFalco hand printed and published the first two editions in 2018 at The Center for Works on Paper, 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Charles Brand floor press with a large table was employed. STORYLINE - The architectural structure depicted is a Step Well located in Jaipur, a small Rajasthan village that is noted for having the world’s deepest well with stairs. The concept of these wells originated in India, and they acted as reservoirs for the storage of water. In the northern Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, the problem of drought has always been profound. This specific structure, called the Chand Baori Well, is located opposite a sacred temple known as Harshat Mata, named after the Goddess of Joy and Happiness. In total, there are 35,000 steps here located on thirteen levels. The well is about 1200 to 1300 years old.