This is my final, and third, edition of my hand printed etching, which was an interpretation of a drawing by author, folklorist, and linguist CHARLES LELAND. The print measures 10 inches wide by 11 inches high, or 25.40 cm x 27.94 cm, and my Media include a blend of colored, oil base etching Inks from Paris Charbonnel brand printed on RivesBFK white paper froom France. Two different colors of Thai mulberry bark paper were employed in my Chine colle printing process. My intimate and intricate work is based on an illustration of an Imp by Leland that was executed in Italy. Charles Godfrey Leland was born on August 15, 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, in a house on the North side of Chestnut Street located two doors below Fourth Street. He passed in Florence, Italy on March 20, 1903. This remarkable Philadelphian artist is noted for saving the Gypsy language from extinction via his academic research and anthropological like writings into the Romany. Leland also recorded vast amounts of information about Gypsy cultures throughout the world., and many believe him to be the first hands on anthropologist. He also authored such works as: ARADIA, GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES in 1899 the HANS BREITMAN BALLADS in 1860 and, ETRUSCAN ROMAN REMAINS in 1892. He is buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania near the University of Pennsylvania. The price includes frame, archival mat, handling, packing carton, all shipment costs to buyer, and a Certificate of Authenticity. The image reminds me of the character, Doobie, from Harry Potter. The work is wired and ready to hang. Framing also includes a brown craft paper backing, and a wall hook and nail are included. The Third edition with include the studio technique of Chine colle, in addition to intaglio. The frame size is about 12 inches by 10 inches. The work was hand printed by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper within the Fleisher Art School OPEN STUDIO IN PRINTMAKING, where DiFalco has acted as an artists mentor and studio monitor for over a decade. The size given below is for the framed work. Note -- The first edition was printed and published in 2014 with ten etchings.
NOTE FROM ARTIST: Unlike in Western European, Scandinavian, Slavic, Asian, and Latin American countries, US artists receive NO funding or recognition from their government. The price includes the shipment fee of 40, and the 35 commission. The artist clears about 104.00. Please, do not request a discount. Size quoted below is for a framed etching.
Imp, Charles Leland, Folklore, Gypsy Culture, Romany, Philadelphia, Italy, Original Printmaking, Mystical Printmaking