Carlotta on the Loire

Sir William Russell Flint

P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.

russell flint carlotta on the Loire print
'Carlotta on the Loire'
Limited edition of 850
Published; May, 1991
Image Size 19.5" X 27".
One of Sir William's favourite areas in France complete with his favourite model, Cecilia Green.

russell flint carlotta on the Loire print, collotype

From the early years of this centurym the term collotype was synonymous with Jaffé of Vienna.
This exacting printing process uses first a huge camera to produce a direct negative the size of the required print.
Then as many plates are made as the printer requires to reproduce the subtleties of tint and shading,
found particularly in watercolour painting.
Ten plates or more are not uncommon.
Made of glass, each plate is coated in a film of gelatine, which, when made light sensitive, becomes 'spongy' in varying degrees,
thus holding more or less ink and eventually reproding exactly the tonal quality of the original work.

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