Craftsman Balcony letterpress print

$80.00

A hand-colored letterpress print a Craftsman-style home, Tacoma, Washington. Hand-printed in a limited edition.

34 in stock

Description

An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! This piece is part of the “Local Conditions” series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points.

In this illustration, Mt. Rainier towers over the hillsides and rooftops of Tacoma, Washington, while Commencement Bay on Puget Sound shines a brilliant blue to mirror the sky. Tacoma has an excellent and very large collection of Craftsman-style homes, thanks to a building boom from 1919 to 1929. The result is an astonishing array of beautiful and well-preserved historic architecture that is an icon not just of Tacoma but the entire Pacific Northwest.

This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.

Edition of 52 prints
Paper size: 6 x 7.5 inches (15.2 x 19.1 cm)
Image size: 3 x 5 inches (7.6 x 12.7 cm)

This piece was printed in a limited edition, so once the edition sells out, it will not be reprinted. So snag your copy while you can!

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This original artwork is copyright Chandler O’Leary 2011. Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this print. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.

This print is packaged in a clear poly sleeve and will ship flat in a protective mailer via United States Postal Service. WA state residents are subject to sales tax.

Additional information

Print type

Original letterpress print. Hand-printed on a Vandercook press, and then individually hand-painted with watercolor.

Edition size

52 prints. Prints are signed and numbered.

Hand-painted

This print is individually hand-painted with watercolor. Because of this, no two prints in the edition are precisely alike. Please allow for slight differences and color variations from what is pictured here.

Paper type

Rives Lightweight paper, soft white, 100% acid free.

Display info

Prints are unframed. The illustration is centered on the page, with a white border surrounding the image. This print was made from the best archival paper, inks and watercolor pigments available. Any piece of artwork can fade if displayed improperly, however; for best results, display your print away from direct sunlight.