Framed original cyanotype. Finished with chemical and heat-treated copper leaf. Printed on handmade recycled cotton rag paper.
This artwork was inspired by pioneering English fossil hunter Mary Anning- known as the Princess of Palaeontology. Her discoveries contributed to important changes in scientific thinking on prehistoric life and the history of the natural world. An unsung hero until recently, this collector of curiosities is now celebrated as one of the most influential women in the history of science. Her unerring eye for the art of fossil excavation made Anning the most famous female palaeontologists in the world.
Princess Of Palaeontology (Study In Copper)was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture, repeated photograms and photographs of ammonite fossils.
After coating the handmade paper with light-sensitive chemistry, it is left to dry in a dark room. The large scale negative is then contact printed onto the paper by exposing to daylight (UV rays). The print is then processed by thoroughly washing in water to remove any unexposed solution. It can then be hung to dry, developing to full density Prussian blue after 24 hours. Once the image is fixed it is hand finished with hand-painted, chemical and heat-treated copper leaf.
Dimensions - 148mm diameter (unframed) 210mm diameter (framed) x 30mm frame depth x 13mm frame face
Mount - We use float mounting for all of our framed cyanotypes. The artwork floats above a snow-white mount board, showcasing the paper texture and deckled edging.
Framing - Framed artwork will arrive ready to hang.
Each frame is handmade by our London based design team. They prime and sand the wooden frame before spraying black or white soft-sheen paint to achieve the highest quality finish. All frames come with gallery spec, 3mm thick anti-reflective/ UV glazing as standard.
If you would like a bespoke frame, please get in touch to discuss alternative colours, gilding and glazing options.
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An Original Chloe McCarrick
Bespoke Circular Frame
Developed in Sunlight
Finished with Italian copper leaf
Bespoke circular frames are hand-crafted in a London workshop
Finished with anti-reflective, UV protected museum grade glazing
Float mounted and chosen specifically to complement the piece
Each Chloe McCarrick cyanotype is an original one of its kind artwork
Female empowerment, natural history and science are recurring themes
Constructing narratives from the lives of extraordinary, trailblazing women