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.



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Zig Zag

Etching and Aquatint

205 x 304 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


   The picture is based on the gardens below the Town Hall, from certain angles one can see a zig-zag pattern in the paths, hence the image being chosen for the letter Z in the book.

  I was attracted to the curve of the railings, steps and the council workers who were busy clipping the bushes ( of which there are many0 in the gardens. A great route down to the beach from the cliff top. If you don't fancy the climb back up then a short walk will bring you to the Cliff Lift

Price unframed £185.00

Alternative Title:

The 18th century, Grade 11, listed Windmill in Mill Street is noticeable from most parts of Scarborough. On the balcony a 360 degree view offers a panoramic over the town, from Olivers Mount to the Castle and North Bay. It is the only surviving windmill in Scarborough.

The site has had a windmill in situ for over 400 years. The present structure dates from 1794 when Thomas Robinson was given permission to build a new windmill. The sails suffered irreparable damage in 1898 during a storm, the grinding of wheat and corn being done with a gas turbine engine. The mill stopped grinding corn in 1927 and thence fell into disrepair. The mill was used for a variety of small businesses including a bakery, for storage of seed and newspaper distribution. A plan was proposed to demolish the building in 1985 and the site used to build a block of flats. Saved by the present owners in 1977 who have restored the dome, sails and many other extensive renovations.

It now operates as a bed and breakfast accommodation.

The image is printed in an edition of 26 of which 25 are for sale

Unframed image

1st line proof