Marsh Harrier at Carlton Marshes


Marsh Harrier over Carlton Marshes

Original reduction linocut, limited edition of 19.

Actual printed area 175 x 265mm


3 in stock

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My first sighting of this marvelous bird was on a volunteer’s day out at Carlton Marshes. I was amazed by the size of its wingspan as it swooped over the reedbeds. I wouldn’t have know what bird it was, so I was glad to be accompanied by a warden who told us it was a female marsh harrier and much bigger than the male.


This original reduction linocut is from a small edition of 19. The reduction method (my favourite technique) uses a single piece of lino to produce a multi-coloured print. The lino is gradually cut away as each layer is printed and the image emerges. Sometimes, only a very small printable area remains for the final, darkest tone. As the block is essentially destroyed during the process, a reduction print can never be reprinted.


Print size 175 x 265mm. Hand printed on Somerset Satin 250g paper using a small relief press. Due to the nature of the printmaking process minor variations can occur between prints, making each one a truly unique piece of artwork.


Each print is numbered, titled and signed at the bottom and mounted in a neutral colour to fit a standard 12 x 16″ frame.  The artwork will be  shipped flat protected by strong cardboard packaging and sent by tracked mail.