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F is for Foreshore Football

Foreshore football

Etching and Aquatint

195 x 280 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not

  Once I'd settled on the idea of the image, Forshore Football, it was time for research, what I discovered is both tragic and very comendable.

I had wrongly assumed that the Fishermen & Firemen refered to two different elements of the town, in fact it refers to the deck hands and the stokers onboard a ship. The charity football match between to rivals ( with hats) was started after a huge storm in which the crew of a local trawler perished, the football match attracted lots of local viewers who would donate odd coppers to the charity which helped those in need locally.

Dwarfed by the castle, the match is played on boxing day, they still collect money for the needy. I love the tradition of it, the meaningfull aspect of the whole event. It needed to be included in my very personal Alphabet of Scarborough.

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.