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
Etching and Aquatint
190 x 276 mm
Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not
Construction began in 1863, the hotel opened on 24th July 1887.
It was at the time the largest brick building in Europe, designed by Hull architect Cuthbert Brodrick.
The hotel was designed on the theme of time,
4 towers = the seasons,
12 floors = months
52 chimneys = weeks
365 bedrooms = days
The overall shape being in a 'V' in honour of Queen Victoria. During the bombardment by the German navy the hotel was hit 30 times on 16th December 1914.
Price unframed £185.00
The image is printed in an edition of 26 of which 25 are for sale