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T  is for The Towers

The Towers

Etching and Aquatint

203 x 247 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


       The Towers was built by a wealthy brewery owner (Thomas Jarvis)  in 1860, he had befriended a local artist ( Atkinson Grimshaw) who lived just round the corner in a house the artist called 'Castle by the sea'.

Grimshaw would eventually move into The Towers and live there for some three years. The house failed to find any purchasers after the death of Jarvis  with the contents being sold at public auction with no reserve.

Price unframed £185.00

Alternative title:- 'The visitor'

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.