THE BLUE HOUR IN NEW ORLEANS. This Second Edition DOUBLE-PLATE etching takes its inspiration from a black and white photo archived in the US Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Carnegie Collection, Prints and Pictures Department. The scene from 1937-1938 was shot by lesbian photographer, Francis Benjamin Johnson, born in 1864 and passed in 1952. This urban, architectural landscape highlights a courtyard, located at 620-621 Governor Nichols Street in the French Quarter neighborhood of New Orleans. My intaglio etching is executed on Rives BFK white paper imported from France and printed using a blend of three oil-based, Charbonnel Brand inks from Paris. My image is etched on two individual zinc plates that each measure seven-inches high by five-inches wide. My use of multiple plates induces the feeling of viewing the scene through two windowpanes. This is from the SECOND EDITION of Three Editions and, each edition is limited to only five etchings. The overall image is ten-inches wide by seven-inches high. The paper print measures 11.2 inches high by 15 inches wide 28cm x 38.100cm. Please note that this etching is shipped to the buyer without a frame or mat. This keeps the price reasonable and also allows the collector a wide range of choice in framing selection. For shipment, a sturdy cardboard box is employed. 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 box and securely packed with bubble wrap. The price does not include any shipment costs.