This beautiful delicate print of a Raven was created from an original Cyanotype alternative photographic process print hand embellished with gold. It has been digitally printed from a high resolution scan of the original on 300 gsm silk finish paper. It would make a wonderful gift for a nature/bird lover, to symbolise peace and friendship or as Altar Artwork.
It would look beautiful in a white, black or natural wood frame with an off-white mount. Suitable to be hung in a living room, dining area, bedroom or hallway, standing in a frame on a shelf or mantelpiece or on an altar. The style is modern contemporary with a hint of abstract in a calming blue/gold/white colour palette.
What is a Cyanotype? Well, a Cyanotype Print is a photographic image which traces its origins back to the 19th Century and is known for its iconic Prussian blue and white colouring. The prints are created by coating the paper by hand with light-sensitive chemicals before exposing the treated paper to UV light, either from a lamp or using sunlight. The print can then be ‘developed’ in water which is when the beautiful blue colour appears.
The Cyanotype process was developed by Sir John Herschel (of astronomy fame) in 1842. The first book to be illustrated using photographic images used the process and was published by Anna Atkins in 1843. The process then went on to be used by engineers to create ‘blueprints’ well into the 20th century.
21cm x 29.7cm (A4) with a white border for easy framing.
42cm x 59.4cm (A3) with a white border for easy framing.
This print does not come with a matt/mount or frame and will be dispatched in a stiffened envelope with the print inside a recyclable plastic cellophane bag. The print will not show a watermark as shown on the photographs.