From the Lion’s Mouth, etching and aquatint.


‘From the Lion’s Mouth’ is a hand made and hand printed etching and aquatint.  It is a limited edition of only 10 copies.

The image is inspired from a trip to Sri Lanka. It is the view from atop Sigiriya, this ancient site was once in in the shape of a lion, now only the paws remain.

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The plate size for the etching is 20 x 29.5 cm with a paper boarder surround. An etching is created by applying a layer of wax to a plate of copper, the wax is drawn into using an etching needle.  The drawing is the etched into the metal in a solution of ferric chloride. Tone is added to the plate by burning on a layer of aquatint resin, and ferric chloride is then painted onto the plate to give soft variations of tone.  Each colour is achieved by using separate plates.

A hand operated printing press is then used to transfer the line and tone onto hand made cotton paper.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 25 × 35 × 10 cm