Titled and signed by the artist in pencil in lower margin. There are some condition issues, however this is a wonderful opportunity to obtain an original John Kelly etching at a bargain price.
On the back of the frame is the following notation:
"This subject was etched in what is known as bitten line. The plate is coated with an acid-resisting substance composed usually of wax, pitch and asphaltum; several old and modern recipes vary. There are many different recipes for the preparation of the corrosive which is necessary to 'eat into' or as we say, to 'bite the plate'. The principal distinction between the various acids is the slow and the quick-biting ones. This plate was bitten in nitric acid diluted with water. After biting, the plate was cleaned with turpentine to remove the protecting ground. The lines were then fitted with etching ink and the plate was ready for printing."
Size: Image 8" x 9¾". Framed 15¾" x 17½".
This work of art is currently framed