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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.

Title


Medium


Image size


Edition of


Paper


About this image

Lighthouse


Etching and Aquatint


308 x 178 mm


26 copies


Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


  The Lighthouse is a prominent feature of Scarborough's seafront. Standing on Vincent's  pier. the history of the building is ratgher sketchy, however there are reports of a beacon on the Roman settlement on the headland in 350.

Money was given by the crown to improve the harbour at several stages in its history but the lighthouse didn't exsist until 1806.

Much changed in its appearance from the original flat roof, increased in height by some 17 feet after the german bombardment during the first world war. Mannud until 1997 the lighthouse is now fully automatic.


Price unframed £185.00



Alternative Title:

Feeding  seagulls









2nd proof with soft ground areas etched
2nd proof with soft ground areas etched
1st proof of the print with pencil shading
1st proof of the print with pencil shading
The etched plate, 2nd state
The etched plate, 2nd state
3rd state, soft ground & 1st aquatint
3rd state, soft ground & 1st aquatint
4th state, aquatint to sky area & some burnishing
4th state, aquatint to sky area & some burnishing
5th state and final proof
Black & blue ink.
More burnishing to water/lighthouse
5th state and final proof
Black & blue ink.
More burnishing to water/lighthouse
Frontispiece of the Lighthouse page
Frontispiece of the Lighthouse page
Interior double 
page spread
Interior double
page spread

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

Unframed image