PRINCESS OF PALAEONTOLOGY PORTRAIT

Framed Original Cyanotype

Medium: 385mm Diameter
£575
Inspiration:
Mary Anning
Year: 2021
Materials:
Cyanotype, Handmade Paper 
Dimensions:
400mm x 540mm x 25mm (Framed)
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Inspiration
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 about 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 palaeontologist in the world.

Technique
Princess Of Palaeontology (No2) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and 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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm depth x 18mm face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough

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.

Inspiration
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 about 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 palaeontologist in the world.

Technique
Princess Of Palaeontology (No2) was created by constructing a hand-cut collage using female photographic portraiture and 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.

Dimensions
Unframed:  300mm diameter
Framed:      385mm diameter x 30mm depth x 18mm face

Paper
Handmade recycled cotton rag paper: 
320gsm / 100% Cotton Rag / Recycled / Acid Free / PH Neutral / Medium Rough

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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