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The rarest egret in North America, the Reddish Egret is primarily a coastal bird inhabiting saltwater estuaries. They get their food from tidal washes that shift bait with the current. The most animated of egrets, they are entertaining to watch as they jump, leap, wave wings, and run after their prey. A small percentage have all white feathers, referred to a white morph, but retain the same blue legs and pink lores.  An interesting feature of this etching is a close look at the landscape will reveal a topographical map of the southern U.S.  This is a four-plate etching using 10 inks that are hand-printed, afterward each etching is hand-colored with transparent watercolor.  

"American Reddish Egret"

  • Technical Art Information:

    Image size: 13” x 18”

    This etching is hand-made on 4 large copper plates, each plate containing different colors.  In addition to the Arches rag paper used for the etching, the inks and paints employed to create the etching are of the highest quality. Each etching is hand-printed with overlapping colors, a highly skilled process. Two weeks after the ink dries, several hours of hand-coloring is required to finish the piece. Because of all the hand work involved, no two pieces are exactly the same.  The etching has a 2” border of paper around the image with a beautiful, deckled edge.   

  • Framing:

    Archival framing using supreme materials. The wood moulding is custom made with a pewter-champagne finish.  The mat is museum rag – 8 ply, and the mounting mat is an archival neutral grey.  The etching is floated to display an elegant, deckled edge of the beautiful rag paper that the etching is printed on.  The glass is high quality museum glass to greatly reduce glare and protect the art from fading. The back is sealed with a mounting wire attached and ready to hang.

    Framing price:  290.00

    Total size with frame: 27” x 33”

  • Shipping:

    Art will generally be shipped within 10 days unless otherwise noted. Unframed, the art is shipped flat between several layers of cardboard so when received it will lay flat and pristine.

    Framed shipping cost is determined by location.

    It can be shipped framed, and an estimate can be emailed after a shipping address is determined. The size permits easy shipping.  Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible or it can be picked up locally. Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest. If longer, customer will be promptly notified.

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