This original linocut print features the legendary Merman of Orford, Suffolk, who, according to legend, was captured off the coast of that town in the middle ages, The image of the man himself is based upon the carvings of mermen on the Norman font at Anstey in Hertfordshire. Whilst mermen are common in Romanesque architecture on the continent, they are much less common as a design motif in Britain.


One of variable edition of 4, hand printed on a Victorian Albion Press in Cambridgeshire, UK. Signed and editioned by the artist and printed on 250 gsm Somerset Velvet Paper. The printed part of the image measures approximately 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15cm).





The Merman of Orford - Original Linocut Print

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