These handsomely embellished arabesque Bergamot Gold limited edition illuminations are individually hand gilded with 24 kt gold, signed, numbered and ready for framing.
Each museum-quality illumination is made with bright archival water resistant inks on velvety smooth lightfast acid free pH neutral 100% α-cellulose German Etching paper by Hahnemühle who’s papers have been prized in European houses of nobility for centuries for their highest levels of craftsmanship and superb durability.
Only 500 Bergamot Gold illuminations each of two sizes* will be made from the original 6.5”x10.5” colored pencil and gold illumination of the same name that was set in a digital red border. ~ Royal Delft blues & the sunbathed tones of desert landscapes dance together in this rich Middle Eastern design From a leather book binding made for Sultan Mahmet II in the mid 1400’s. Generously edged with gold margins. It’s among my first gilded illuminations & prior to my practice of taking in-progress photos. © BKS * I had made 17 Bergamot Golds at size 4x6 before discontinuing the size.