Michael Atkin Printmaker
etcher - block printer - wood engraver
An Alphabet of Scarborough
A limited edition book, 26 copies which represent the 26 letters of the Alphabet. An A to Z book of Scarborough, views that have caught my eye for one reason or another.
As well as the hand bound book which will contain all 26 images + frontispeace & notes, there will be an aditional edition of 26 copies of each image which can be individually framed.
About this image
Dean Road Cemetery
Etching and Aquatint
280 x 195 mm
Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not
Whilst researching for this picture came across a sentence that was written in 1864 ( or thereabouts) regarding the 'much improved Dean Road Cemetery, which is visited by many people, especially on a Sunday, as a place of resort'.Which got me thinking that normally we only visit cemeteries on solumn occassions, but the idea that people would visit and stay for a while, almost like having a conversation with departed relatives.
So my picture shows two couples, a glass of wine or something is being passed to somebody just out of the picture, whilst another couple sit resting on the grass watching whatever goes by.
Price unframed £185.00
The image is printed in an edition of 26 of which 25 are for sale
1st line etching proof Stopping out for the aquatint.
1st trial proof of the etching with aquatint.
Shaped top of the plate, needs more work before finished.