THIS ORIGINAL DIFALCO ETCHING INCLUDES FRAME with GLASS AND ACID FREE MAT. THE 14 INCH HIGH BY 11 INCH WIDE FRAME IS COMPOSED OF BLACK PAINTED WOOD, AND IS WIRED AND READY TO HANG. This original hand printed etching used aquatint, intaglio, and the Chine colle processes. It was based on a photograph taken by the artist in Segovia, Spain, 1990. A stork nesting on a chimney is a common sight in Segovia. The artist captured this image very close to the ancient Roman aqueduct, and the nesting bird had settled on a friend’s restaurant that is noted for its baby suckling pig roasted on a wood fired oven. It is executed on two zinc plates to give the illusion of looking at the scene through a window. Each plate is 4 inches by 3inches high, making the overall image 4 inches wide by 6.20 inches high, or about 10 by 16 cm. This is print number one of the first edition of four editions, and each edition is limited to only five etchings. Published by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper, 705 Christian Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. Oil-based ink from Paris on RivesBFK white paper, also French. The mulberry bark paper used in the Chine collè process was made in Thailand and infused with kozo threads from Japan. Homemade methylcellulose was used to treat the mulberry bark paper.