Jerry 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 matt 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 scene is based on three original drawings by the artist, adapted from a 1999 photograph by a friend of the artist. This series contains 5 EDITIONS, with each edition limited to just 4 ETCHINGSeach edition in a different ink paper color combination .
The price includes matt, 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 hand printed by the artist on a Charles Brand industrial press and published at The Center for Works on Paper, Open Studio in Printmaking, The Fleisher Art School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.