Michael Atkin Printmaker,

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S  is for Spa Bridge

Spa Bridge

Etching and Aquatint

207 x 330 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not



Spa bridge spans the ravine between St. Nicholas Street and the Spa. Built by a private company to capitalize on the frquent visitors to the Spa. The popularity of the bridge was so high that a charge was introduced for pedestrians to use it.

My image is taken from just below the bridge looking sea wards. The graceful arches of the underside are to me more preferable to the top view, which isn't bad, but the strong and sturdy pillars of stone that hold it all up are just as fascinating to me. My wife posed for the figure who is pointing, not at the geese who are flying overhead but something just out of view.

Price unframed £185.00

Alternative title:- 'Over there'

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.