A truly limited edition of only 10 photogravure prints by Clint Eley of a beautiful, engraved, black lacquer 'Selmer' saxophone.
The best professional saxophones have been manufactured from the early 1920's by the 'Selmer' saxophone company in Paris, France. The jazz musicians choice, players include Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stan Getz and John Coltrane to name a few. 'Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.' Charlie Parker
This lovely duo-tone (using two different colour inks) image has cool blue-black tones. It's a real statement piece for a music lover especially a jazz fanatic.
This photogravure print (also know as intaglio from the Italian, 'intagliare' to engrave) is handcrafted in the UK using traditional printing processes and materials. The etched printing plate is inked and the image transferred to the surface of the paper by a hand turned printing press which gives each print a distinctive plate mark (see detail picture). As the plate is inked by hand for every print that is pulled from the press, each print in the edition is slightly different and therefore unique.
Edition is limited to 10 prints only + 2 artist's proofs. Signed, bottom right and numbered 1/10 through to 10/10 (artist's proofs signed but un-numbered)
Each prints comes with a certificate of authenticity. Provenance: Artist
Printed using traditional archival pigment printing inks onto Somerset Velvet 100% cotton, acid free paper.
The image size is 15½" x 19¾" (395mm x 500mm) printed onto paper measuring 22½"x 29.¾" (570mm x 755mm) and supplied unframed. Because the paper has an un-trimmed 'deckle' edge and the intaglio is a handmade process the measurements may vary slightly from those given here.
Each print is wrapped in acid free tissue paper and sent out rolled in a sturdy tube.
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