Golden cockerel (proof)

I have one artist proof  for sale - it didn't make the edition due to a slight crease on paper in the top left corner -  please see the closeups for details.


"Golden cockerel" an original handprinted wood engraving. Inspired by "The Tale of the Golden Cockerel" (1834) - the last fairytale in verse written by Alexander Pushkin. In the fairytale a magical mechanical bird sits on a spire and safeguards the kingdom (like many fairytales, it's somewhat dark and weird).

Wood engraving is a form of relief printmaking. The image is engraved with very sharp finely-pointed tools into a mirror- smooth surface of an endgrain block (in this case - lemonwood). The surface is then inked up and the image is printed onto paper. I hand-burnish each of the prints with a wooden burnisher (see a little video of proofing this block).

Handprinted in highly-pigmented oil-based ink in Carbon Black on an off-white Japanese washi.

Comes with a double mount ready to fit a standard 8x8inch frame (do let me know if you'd prefer an unmounted print). Image size 7x7cm. The mount size is 20x20cm. A signed proof.Free UK shipping.

Golden cockerel (proof)

£30.00 Regular Price
£25.00Sale Price