A hand-pulled limited edition lithograph titled "Botticelli Me" signed by Robin A. Evan. This black and white lithograph features a nude woman depicted from the back, appearing to be standing on steps leading into a garden, and is signed in pencil with the title (Botticelli Me), edition (1/29) and artist's signature. The print is unframed and taped to a backing board with white matting that needs to be replaced or cut down to a smaller size to avoid the clear tape that was taped to the front. The print measures 5 1/4" across and 6 3/4" tall, and with the matting the total dimensions are 15 1/4" wide and 17 1/8". The condition of the lithograph is very good. The mat needs to be replaced or cut to a different size. There is no frame.
The paintings, watercolors, pictures and prints sold at Mateland's all have something in common--they are unique and/or original. We have a special affinity for self-taught artists and "Outsider Art" and see great potential in art that, with the simple changing of a frame, can be rejuvenated and incorporated into modern settings. If you'd like to have any additional photographs taken or even a video, we'd be happy to do that for you.
A hand-pulled print, or lithograph, is created by the artist directly onto a printing plate, usually made of stone or metal. What is unique about an original print, is that the image on the printing plate is a mirror image of the final product, so the artist has to produce the art backwards. Although multiple impressions may be made and then signed and numbered (the group of signed and numbered prints is called the edition), each print is a unique work of art. Original prints are usually signed in pencil under the bottom right edge of the print. The edition information is added to the bottom left edge of the print. The edition information resembles a fraction, with the number of the print made (for example, the 10th print in a series of 100 made) and below, the number of prints that will be made from this print (for example, an edition of 100). In this instance, the edition information would look like this: 10/100. The title of the piece is written under the bottom edge of the print in the center. If the print has "AP" where the title usually goes or next to the edition information, it means that the piece is an "Artist's Proof," which means the artist is still working on the plate and the print is not complete.