Hunting of the Snark - The Barrister solar print
Limited edition Solarplate etching by David Elliot - only 42 in total.
Shows the Barrister, from Lewis Carroll's poem The Hunting of the Snark (1876):
“But the Barrister, weary of proving in vain
That the Beaver's lace-making was wrong,
Fell asleep, and in dreams saw the creature quite plain
That his fancy had dwelt on so long."
FIT THE SIXTH: The Barrister’s Dream
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.