Hand-engraved black linocut
● Paper size: 7" x 9.5" / 18 cm x 24 cm
● Image size: 6.7" x 9" / 17 x 23 cm
● Paper: textured off white
● Ink: Charbonnel black
● Edition of 50 prints, signed and numbered, hand-printed on a press
● Part of my Paris Café series
This linocut is set in the famous Angelina Salon de Thé on Rue de Rivoli, directly opposite the Tuileries Gardens in the center of Paris. Founded in 1903, the tearoom has a reputation for its sophistication and indulgence, popular among the Parisian aristrocracy from its opening, counting Proust and Coco Chanel among its regulars.
The interior, designed by the famous Belle Epoque architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, combines elegance, charm, and refinement to create a sense of romanticism and poetry.
To make my art prints, I transfer my original sketch onto a block of lino which I cut out with special gouges. I hand pull my art prints on a press, one at a time.
Each linocut is a unique and original piece of art. Slight differences in each print are inherent in the process.
The print is sold unmounted and unframed but fits in a standard 18 cm x 24 cm frame.