This original hand printed etching by Jerry Mazur-DiFalco was adapted from one of his photographs of the exterior of the Philadelphia Masonic Temple in late 1998. The work on paper was executed on a zinc plate on which a ground of beeswax, mineral spirits, and oil of spike lavender had been applied and left to dry. DiFalco then etched the image onto into the layer of ground and developed it in three Nitric acid baths. The studio techniques of aquatint and intaglio and were employed. This original etching is number two of five within the Second of Four Editions. DiFalco limited each edition to only five prints, and moreover each one is executed in different color combinations of ink and paper. The image size is ten inches wide by eight inches high, or 25.400cm by 20.320cm the print, or paper, size is fifteen inches wide by twelve inches high, or 38.100cm by 30.480cm. This edition was printed on RivesBFK white paper from France with a blend of French inks from Paris and London. The work includes an archival mat and a wood and glass frame.
This building, situated at One North Broad Street just north of Philadelphia City Hall, was constructed in 1873. The architect, James Hamilton Windrim, incorporated seven lodge halls within this structure to reflect the seven ideal architectural styles: Renaissance, Ionic, Oriental, Corinthian, Gothic, Egyptian, and Norman. The Philadelphia Masonic Temple is one of the best examples of post Civil War architecture in the United States.
The price of this work, which contains over one thousand etched lines, includes all shipment costs, packing materials, shipment carton, Certificate of Authenticity, and the framed and matted etching. The work was hand printed by the artist at The Center for Works on Paper, located at 705 Christian Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, within Fleisher Art Memorial Open Printmaking Studio. The Fleisher art school is located on the 700 block of Catharine Street and is associated with The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Temple, Masons, Arches, Columns, Architecture, Philadelphia, Attraction, Photographic, Original Printmaking