A limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated tempera entitled Chioggia, after the name of the coastal town on the southern tip of the Venetian lagoon (a colourful Little Venice). The painting dates from a European sojourn by Flora during the early 1960s, and likely was rendered in or shortly after 1962 when Flora visited Italy.
Chioggia was published in Flora’s 2009 anthology The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora, but has not previously been reproduced as a fine art print. Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the prints have been meticulously replicated from a high-resolution scan of the painting. All aspects of the original work have been retained, although some aging artifacts have been removed.
Only twenty (20) prints of Chioggia were produced for this edition. Each print is hand-numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). Prices will increase as the edition depletes.
The image area is approximately 12-1/2″ high x 20-1/2″ wide on a 17″ x 22″ untrimmed sheet. The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, offering crisp resolution and assuring excellent longevity and durability.