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The Two Donkeys by Denise Burden lino-print

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The Two Donkeys by Denise Burden lino-print

The Two Donkeys by Denise Burden lino-print
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This is a lino-print I designed, cut and printed on a hand-press in my attic studio.

It is not a digital print but an original limited edition print produced by hand. I am only printing 30 of these images.

I think this particular unusual image would suit some sort of Anniversary!

Firstly I draw the image onto a piece of lino. Then I carefully carve it out, (loosing the odd finger in the process) before inking it with a hand roller using linseed oil based printing ink. It is then placed flat on my press, covered with Somerset Satin paper and the mangle like roller of the press is turned...
I have never lost the excitement of pulling back the paper on the press to see what is there! Doing everything by hand produces unique images every time as tiny differences in ink used or the roller weight of the press can alter the outcome.

Finally, in pencil, I sign it, adding the edition number and title.

The image size is 18 x 25cm which fits into a standard 30 x 40cm frame. And those bought from a certain Swedish store include perfectly proportioned mounts for this particular print too.

It comes unframed sandwiched between boards and cellophane.

Thanks for looking and please take a peep at my other Folksy Shop "cycle art"!

Please note - the artist retains all reproduction and copyright of this work even when sold.


It was inspired by a poem by Christian Morgenstern who is often regarded as the German Edward Lear. It is called "The Two Donkeys" ...

A gloomy donkey one day said
to his partner, only newly wed;

"I am so dumb, you are so dumb,
we both should go and end it. Come!"

Yet, as so often with such things,
the two went on with what life brings.

(translated from German by Prof. David Blake)

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