About this work of Art
Sweet Thames, Mychael Barratt
Unframed Limited Edition Etching
Etching on Paper
Image Size: H 50cm x W 100cm
Paper Size: H 53cm x W 103cm
Signed and titled
Sweet Thames is a limited edition etching by Mychael Barratt.
An anecdotal and historical map
The title Sweet Thames is from the epic poem Prothalimion by Edmund Spencer Below is a key to all of the pictorial references.
The large image of the river is the Thames as it passes through London and is peppered with site-specific anecdotal references. All of these references are numbered. The references that traverse the map in a line from left to right above the river are identified with letters that relate to their location on the small inset map in the top left corner which depicts the entire course of the river from source to mouth.
Etching – A relief printing technique whereby the inverse image is scratched into an etching plate. Ink is applied to the plate and then transferred onto moist paper producing the image you see before you.
Buy Mychael Barratt printmaker works with Wychwood Art gallery online. Mychael Barratt was born in Toronto, Canada, however, considers himself to be a Londoner since arriving for what was supposed to be a two-week stay thirty years ago. He is a narrative artist whose work is steeped in imagery relating to art history, literature, theatre and everything else that overfills his bookshelves. He was an artist in residence for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director. In 2011, just prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics, he was commissioned to paint a large-scale mural on T. V. Edwards Solicitor’s building on the Mile End Road. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and in 2013 was elected to be its twelfth President. His work is held in many important collections including Her Majesty The Queen, British Museum, the British Library, Ashmolean Museum, V & A Museum, and the Jiangsu Museum of Contemporary Art.
- Size : H 53 cm x W 100 cm