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Giclee Prints

Portrait of a Rabbi
The Rabbi
(Original Portrait)
30" x 40"
oil on imported Belgian linen

Portrait Giclee Prints:
High-quality, giclee (Zhee-Clay), color prints are available for this portrait from $300.

  • Printed on canvas with a protective UV coating
  • Sizes range from 20" x 26" to 20" x 30"
  • Each print is an exact replica of the original portrait
  • Serves as an excellent color reproduction

Each print is full color, 20 inches by 26 inches, printed on quality canvas. The prints are replicas of the original work by Ina Finch. These prints are sold by the artist. Each print can be signed on the back with a special message, upon request. The prints are unframed and shipped in a protective print tube.

The composition is a symbolic Jewish painting with an excerpt from the Hebrew Bible painted in Hebrew. Loosely translated from the Hebrew, "And they shall be as fringes, and they will know them, and learn them, all the commandments of the Lord." The painting depicts the blue and white fringes on the Tallit (scarf worn by the Rabbi), representing the eight tribes of Israel.

The original artwork was painted in oil on imported Belgian linen in the style of contemporary realism. Note: The photos in this listing have a faint watermark for copyright purposes and will NOT be on the actual giclee print.

The Definition : Giclee (zhee-klay) - The French word "giclée" is a feminine noun that means a spray or a spurt of liquid. The word may have been derived from the French verb "gicler" meaning "to squirt".

The Term : The term "giclee print" connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various substrates including canvas, fine art, and photo-base paper. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than other means of reproduction.

The Process : Giclee prints are created typically using professional 8-Color to 12-Color ink-jet printers. Among the manufacturers of these printers are vanguards such as Epson, MacDermid Colorspan, & Hewlett-Packard. These modern technology printers are capable of producing incredibly detailed prints for both the fine art and photographic markets. Giclee prints are sometimes mistakenly referred to as Iris prints, which are 4-Color ink-jet prints from a printer pioneered in the late 1970s by Iris Graphics.

The Quality : The quality of the giclee print rivals traditional silver-halide and gelatin printing processes and is commonly found in museums, art galleries, and photographic galleries.

The Market : Numerous examples of giclee prints can be found in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Chelsea Galleries. Recent auctions of giclee prints have fetched $10,800 for Annie Leibovitz, $9,600 for Chuck Close, and $22,800 for Wolfgang Tillmans (April 23/24 2004, Photographs, New York, Phillips de Pury & Company.)

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