These are Original Prints & therefore limited in number. They are entirely hand printed by me using traditional methods.
Each is Designed, LinoCut, Typeset, hand-torn to size & Hand Printed by me on my lovely old Adana Printing Press.
Original limited edition linocut print of Godrevy Lighthouse, viewed from Porthminster, St Ives, Cornwall - 5 impressions using gorgeous letterpress inks on beautiful paper. The colours are richer than I can get the photos to show.
This HandMade image is printed from 5 linocut blocks, each built, cut & Hand-printed by me using traditional methods. Each block is inked up by hand & then HandPulled (by me) on my old press - which means 5 impressions to achieve the final image.
Colours are mixed by me
Each print is numbered, titled and signed in pencil underneath the image in the traditional convention. The total edition run is only 10.
1/10 is sold & so no longer available - I will sell sequentially
Please Note: this is an Original Handmade Print - NOT a digital reproduction
:: 250gsm Somerset Artist Paper hand torn to size
:: Paper size is 11.5cm x 17cm
:: Image size is 8cm - 10cm
:: Sealed into a protective, Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Prints will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package, ready for you to place in a frame of your choosing.
It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper!
Prints will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each unique & original
All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale
Light patterns & fog horns sounding from Mannez &, particularly, Les Casquets lighthouses (Alderney) were the backdrop to a significant portion of my young life.
These days I'm lucky enough to look at Godrevy every day. Each sighting of it is different, due to the change of light according to the time of day or depending on weather. Sometimes you can’t see it at all, or it just pokes through sea-mist rolling up Cornwall's Hayle Estuary.
Godrevy Lighthouse is reputed to have inspired Virginia Wolf’s novel & so a number of properties in the vicinity claim ‘theirs' was where she stayed when she got that inspiration!
What I adore about Godrevy are the changing shapes & colours of the rock, headlands, sea & sky. From our viewpoint, we see the rock's dramatic fissure ~you can see it in this print~ which lines up with an adit at Porthminster Point. The adit runs a long way inland & was a natural water drain for a prominent tin mine. I love the geology of it! I love that shape!!
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.
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