'Deep Sea Diver'
An original, hand burnished Linocut Print that is part of an open edition and is titled and signed.
This print is my representation of a Victorian Deep Sea Diver Illustration. This detailed Carving stands out on the off-white paper. In the early years of the diving suit, divers were often employed for cleaning and maintenance of seagoing vessels which could require the efforts of multiple divers. Ships that did not have diving suits available would commission diving companies to do underwater maintenance of ships hulls as a clean hull would increase the speed of the vessel. The average time spent diving for these purposes was between 4 and 7 hours. Uncomfortable I'd imagine!
This print has been hand carved and printed with black, oil based block printing ink.
Unframed size 297 x 420mm
Framed size 406 x 508mm
The black frame comes with a mount and glass panel. If you choose the framed option, please allow an additional 7 days for delivery.