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With its head he went galumphing back solar print

The Flying Whale

With its head he went galumphing back solar print

Limited edition Solarplate etching by David Elliot - only 100 in total.

The print shows a scene from Lewis Carroll's poem 'Jabberwocky.'

Each solar etching is hand printed, signed by the artist and includes Carroll's quote "he left it dead..." in the artists' own hand. Image sizes are consistent but as the paper is carefully ‘ripped’ by hand the outside dimensions of each print may vary slightly.  

  • Image size: 180 mm x 240 mm; 7 inches x 9.4 inches
  • Paper size approx.: 280 mm x 380 mm; 11 inches x 15 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.

    “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!”From: ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll. First appeared in Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871)