DiFalco unites printmaking with painting in this hand printed and hand painted scene of New Orleans, in The French Quarter. The image size is 14 inches high by 11 inches wide, and the black paper on which it is mounted measures 19.5 by 15 inches. The media include etching ink, RivesBFK white paper mounted on four pieces of Stonehenge black paper, pulverized mica, gold dust, gouache, and Windsor Newton watercolors. The inspiration for this colorful painting on paper is adapted from a 1937 photographic negative by Francis Benjamin Johnson, 1864-1952. Benjamin was one of the first US women to make a career in the late Nineteenth Century as a professional photographer. Her original of this New Orleans French Quarter scene is catalogued in the US Library of Congress, Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, Call Number LC-J7-LA- 1056. DiFalcos etching features Le Pretre Mansion, also known as THE HOUSE OF THE TURK, an 1835 building in New Orleans, The French Quarter, located at 716 Dauphine Street. The structure has a history of murder and intrigue, and consequently is supposedly haunted. Note Ships in a box with both a frame and mat, ready for hanging. Frame size is 24 inches high by 18 inches wide.
New Orleans, French Quarter, House Of The Turk, Haunted, Haunting, Magick, Intaglio, Original Watercolor, Urban Watercolor