The image was made at Sissinghurst Castle and hand printed in polymergravure on Somerset paper. The text is an excerpt from the poem Sissinghurst by the English poet Vita Sackville-West and written about her beloved home, Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, where she lived with her husband Harold Nicholson, a British politician and writer. It is letterpress printed in Garamond and Colonna typefaces.
Sackville-West was part of the Bloomsbury Group, a group of writers, poets, painters and artists who lived in or around Bloomsbury Square in London and who spent weekends in the country at Charleston Farmhouse, the country home of Virginia Woolf’s sister Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, both post-impressionist painters.
The text was printed at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design on a Vandercook 219AB press.
• Edition: 25 plus proofs
• Medium: Polymergravure with letterpress text
• Image Size: 7" x 7″
• Paper: 9.25" x 13" Somerset
• Signed and numbered
• Printed: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2018