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D is for Dean Road Cemetery

Dean Road Cemetery

Etching and Aquatint

280 x 195 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not

    Whilst researching for this picture came across a sentence that was written in 1864 ( or thereabouts) regarding the 'much improved Dean Road Cemetery, which is visited by many people, especially on a Sunday, as a place of resort'.Which got me thinking that normally we only visit cemeteries on solumn occassions, but the idea that people would visit and stay for a while, almost like having a conversation with departed relatives.

So my picture shows two couples, a glass of wine or something is being passed to somebody just out of the picture, whilst another couple sit resting on the grass watching whatever goes by.


Price unframed £185.00

This limited edition book will only be printed and bound in 26 copies. In addition each image will be available as a limited edition print of 26 copies. 4 wood engravings, 24 etchings, 2 engravings, 1 large lino print.

The book when bound will be approximately 41 x 27.5 cms in size. Each page is hand printed onto an A2 sized piece of paper which is then folded in half. 1st page has the Title of the page; 'A is for Art Gallery', page 2 is printed with the text about the subject, Page 3 is the image and Page 4 is blank, leading to the next set of pages.

Smith Settle of Yeadon, Nr Leeds, expert bookbinders have been commissioned to bind the completed book. 1/4 leather spine with gold blocking, coloured headbands, indented title to front cover. Specially designed end papers to compliment the book. The whole housed in a matching solander box.