Sandhill Cranes have a scale that one cannot ignore. These large birds are approximately 5’-4’ high and weigh around 7-11 pounds which is heavy for a bird. They are noted for pairing for life which could be 20 years or more, so in this exciting etching it was important to capture two birds at a special moment. This large etching displays the pair life size with engaging detail and color. Technically it is created with 4 separate copper plates (each weighing 25 lbs.), in addition to hand-coloring with transparent watercolors.
Technical Art Information:
- 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 in the edition requires over 2 hours of consistent labor for 3 printers. Two weeks after the ink dries, another full day 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: 900.00
Total size with frame: 46 1/2” x 60 3/4”
Unframed, the art is shipped in an eight-inch diameter tube 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. A specialized shipper is used for this transaction. 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.