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The Octopus is taken from a wood engraving which you can find on Historiae Animalium by Conrad Gesner, which is an encyclopedic “inventory of renaissance zoology” published at Zurich in 1551–58. It is the first modern zoological work that attempts to describe all the animals known, and the first bibliography of natural history writings.

Linocut printed with a vertical press on 200 gr. ivory paper rismacqua Favini using chalcographic red ink. To get this kind of red I have mixed two different colors, madder lacquer and red ocher.

Paper size: 11.7 x 8.2 inches (A4)
Image size: 6.7 x 5.1 inches

Sold unframed

This item is individually made by hand in my studio in Venice – there may be slight variations in color, making this a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art. The artwork may look slightly different from photos. Small imperfections or irregularities add to the handmade charm, distinguishing this piece from mass-produced prints

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Print color

Black, Red, Turquoise blue