Jerry Mazur-DiFalco created this distinctive etching via the employment of four separate zinc plates, which were placed simultaneously on the printing press bed—two etching plates over two—in order to produce this single image. The scene features an historic building in New Orleans called THE CALBILDO. Moreover, the DiFalco trademark of using multiple plates in this manner creates the illusion of inspecting the scene through a four windowpanes. Four studio techniques of intaglio, aquatint, Chine colle, and drypoint were employed on these plates, and each etching plate required four nitric acid baths. The individual plates measures 6 inches high by 4 inches wide, and the overall image size measures eight and a quarter inches wide by twelve and a quarter inches high. The French paper used was RivesBFK whitethis measured about 14 inches high by 17 inches high. The work is sold in an archival mat along with a wood and glass frame whose size is 24 inches high by 18 inches wide. The unique color in this etching is attributed to the blending of three oil-based inks, all Charbonnel brand from Paris, France. The work, based on original drawings by the artist, was adapted from a 1999 photograph by a friend of the artist. This series contains 5 EDITIONS, with each edition limited to just 4 ETCHINGS.
The price includes mat, frame, etching, shipment carton, bubble warp, plastic for waterproofing during shipment, a brown craft paper frame backing, and signed Certificate of Authenticity. This work was printed by the artist on a Charles Brand industrial press and published at The Center for Works on Paper, Open Studio in Printmaking, Fleisher Art School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FROMhttps www. nps. gov nr travel american_latino_heritage Vieux_Carre_Historic_District. htmlThe Vieux Carré Historic District is the historic center of New Orleans and an authentic showcase of the city’s rich cultural diversity and past. Established in 1718 by French colonist Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, New Orleans became a part of the Spanish Empire in 1763 and returned to French control in 1801 before the United States bought it as part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. While today the district is known as the French Quarter because of its origins, nearly 40 years of Spanish rule left a strong imprint on the city and the Vieux Carré“Old Square” in French .