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L  is for Lighthouse

Lighthouse


Etching and Aquatint


308 x 178 mm


26 copies


Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


  The Lighthouse is a prominent feature of Scarborough's seafront. Standing on Vincent's  pier. the history of the building is ratgher sketchy, however there are reports of a beacon on the Roman settlement on the headland in 350.

Money was given by the crown to improve the harbour at several stages in its history but the lighthouse didn't exsist until 1806.

Much changed in its appearance from the original flat roof, increased in height by some 17 feet after the german bombardment during the first world war. Mannud until 1997 the lighthouse is now fully automatic.


Price unframed £185.00



Alternative Title:

Feeding  seagulls


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.