Printing Plates of Horses

October 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

image The copperplate after etching. This is Danny, drawn onto hard ground, etched, cleaned and now inked up and ready to go.

image And here he is after printing.image Detail.

Danny is typical of the 140,000 odd horses that were recruited by the army in a matter of weeks after the outbreak of the First World War, leaving farms with perhaps one in four horses, in a time when horses were still the driving force behind, or rather in front of, everything. None of the horses would ever return to the farms they were taken from.

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