Hunting of the Snark - The Bandersnatch solar print
Limited edition Solarplate etching by David Elliot - only 42 in total.
The Bandersnatch, from Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876):
“But while he was seeking with thimbles and care,
A Bandersnatch swiftly drew nigh
And grabbed at the Banker, who shrieked in despair,
For he knew it was useless to fly."
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Each solar etching is hand printed and signed by the artist. Image sizes are consistent but as the paper is carefully ‘ripped’ by hand the outside dimensions of each print may vary slightly.
- Image size with print number and artist signature: 125 mm x 80 mm; 5 inches x 3.25 inches
- Paper size approx.: 190 mm x 145 mm; 7.5 inches x 5.75 inches
- Framed: No
Solarplate is a simple and safe approach to etching that does not use acids or solvents. It is exposed with light and developed with plain water. The process works by placing a transparency in contact with the plate and exposing it briefly to the sun or UV light.