Jerry Mazur-DiFalco created this distinctive etching via the employment of four separate zinc plates, which were placed simultaneously on the printing press bed—two etching plates over two—in order to produce this single image. The scene features an historic building in New Orleans called THE CALBILDO. Moreover, the DiFalco trademark of using multiple plates in this manner creates the illusion of inspecting the scene through a four windowpanes. Four studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, Chine colle, and drypoint were employed on these plates, and each etching plate required four nitric acid baths. The individual plates measures 6 inches high by 4 inches wide, and the overall image size measures eight-and-a-quarter inches wide by twelve- and-a-quarter inches high. The French paper used was RivesBFK whitethis measured about 14 inches high by 17 inches high. The work is sold in an archival matt along with a wood and glass frame whose size is 24 inches high by 18 inches wide. The unique color in this etching is attributed to the blending of three oil-based inks, all Charbonnel brand from Paris, France. The scene is based on three original drawings by the artist, adapted from a 1999 photograph by a friend of the artist. This series contains 5 EDITIONS, with each edition limited to just 4 ETCHINGSeach edition in a different ink paper color combination .
The price includes matt, frame, etching, shipment carton, bubble warp, plastic for waterproofing during shipment, a brown craft paper frame backing, and signed Certificate of Authenticity. This work was hand printed by the artist on a Charles Brand industrial press and published at The Center for Works on Paper, Open Studio in Printmaking, The Fleisher Art School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NARRATIVE New Orleans is a mysterious and bittersweet city that blends diverse cultures, music, art forms, and foods unlike any other city in the US. Its mix of French, Italian, Spanish, Canadian, West African, Asian, Caribbean, and Native peoples has earned it the city known as “The Big Easy”. Architecture, jazz, voodoo, trolley cars, class racial stratification, and culinary aromas all combine—like a flavorful gumbo—to create one of the most captivating cities in the US.
Scene History After the Louisiana Purchase, this buildingcalled the Cabildohoused governmental offices. From 1803 until 1812, the Louisiana territorial superior court sat there. From 1868 to 1910, the Louisiana Supreme Court resided here. The Cabildo, a National Historic Landmark on Jackson Square in New Orleans, has also served as an emergency hospital, a banquet hall, and as a home for various libraries, including the New Orleans Library Association in 1819 and the Law Association Library from 1847 until 1910. In 1911, the Louisiana State Museum moved in, where it and remains today.