The work was hand printed and published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Please note that this etching is shipped to the collector without a frame or mat. This keeps the price low and allows the collector personal choice in matt selection and framing. A sturdy cardboard box is employed for shipping the work. The etching is first wrapped in two layers of acid free glassine and then placed between two archival boards. This is next placed into the shipping carton and securely packed with bubble wrap. The Absolute Arts Dot Com price includes all handling costs, shipment supplies, and the coast of the shipment box. Mailing costs are added. This image is based on a photograph taken in Jerusalem between 1940 and 1946, which is now a part of the U. S. Library of Congress in Washington, D. C., The G. Eric and Edith Matson Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Department. I drew four works on paper in graphite pencil and charcoal tin preparation for this etching. All drawings have sold. My zinc plate etching shows the altar within The Catholic Franciscan Church, located in the Garden of Gethsemane, in Jerusalem. This is where Judas betrayed Jesus and is also referred to as the Mount of Olives or The Garden of Sorrows. QUOTE FROM MARK 14, 31, THE NEW TESTAMENT, And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane, and He said to his disciples, Sit here, while I pray. This church was first built here in the 4th Century C. E., yet was destroyed by Persian Muslims, present day Iran, in 614. Christian Crusaders rebuilt the shrine in the 12th century, but Muslims destroyed it a second time in 1187. The Franciscan Order purchased the land in 1666, but was forbidden to rebuild the ruined church, which they indeed did do when the British ruled Palestine. The church was built over the ruins of the Crusaders church between 1919-1924 and modeled upon the Crusader design. I used Snow White, oil-based etching ink on black paper, Stonehenge from UK, for this edition. Techniques used were intaglio, drypoint and aquatint.