Michael Atkin Printmaker,

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J  is for Jail


Etching and Aquatint

206 x 265 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


  The Scarborough Jail still exists on Dean Road. I was once told (some years ago) that Dean Road housed key buildings that evoked one's life, a registry office to record a birth, a marriage,a jail and a cemetery. I love the bulding with its mock turrets, even so far as to have the holes for the drawbridge chains ( no drawbridge though)

On specific days one can 'have a tour'.

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.