The elegant Great Egret is the most common egrets in the North America. During breeding season, it grows long feathery plumes called aigrettes to attract a mate. These feathers are sprayed out from the egrets back to display its physical prowess. These wispy feathers were once used as decorations in fashionable ladies’ apparel, so the egrets became a target for plume hunters. Thanks to one of the first conservation movements in the U.S., they became a protected species. It was created with four copper plates and each piece is hand-colored with transparent watercolors.
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.
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”
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. Shipping cost is determined by location.
It can be shipped framed which again is determined by location or picked up locally. The size permits easy shipping, we use Fed. Ex for our shipping. Occasionally delivery can be arranged if possible. Generally, art will be shipped within 10 days at the latest. If longer, customer will be promptly notified.