Hunting of the Snark - The Banker solar print
Limited edition Solarplate etching by David Elliot - only 42 in total.
Shows the Banker, from Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876):
"And the Banker, inspired with a courage so new
It was matter for general remark,
Rushed madly ahead and was lost to their view
In his zeal to discover the Snark.”
FIT THE SEVENTH: The Banker’s Fate
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.