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 print entitled, RUINS OF THE TEMPLE OF BACCHUS IN BAALBEK LEBANON, uses the etching techniques of intaglio and aquatint I have also incorporated the Chine colle method, which adds color to the work by applying mulberry bark paper. This occurs during the printing process and uses the organic substance methylcellulose. I executed two graphite drawings of a photo before transferring the image to a zinc etching plate by hand. The original scene was adapted a photograph catalogued in The Washington D. C. Library of, Collection of G. EricEdith Matson. The photo was taken between 1898 and 1914 and depicts the ceiling of the colonnade from the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon. It is from my MYSTERIOUS PLACES AND SACRED SPACES series, a collection of etchings begun in 2009. This image size is 10 inches high by 8 inches wide. The print size is 15 inches high by 12 inches wide, or 31.8 cm x 30.5 cm. Both original drawings I did for this etching have sold. I used four Nitric acid baths in creating this mysterious work. The lines in the sky are kozo threads from Japan embedded in the mulberry bark paper.