Titus Surveys Giclée Stretched Canvas Print, signed and titled on reverse by Nick Tankard
This is a stretched canvas giclée print of Nick Tankard's dreamlike image of Sir Titus Salt, the founder of Salts Mill and Saltaire. The artist has hand-signed and hand-titled the work on the rear of the canvas.
Tankard imagines Sir Titus surveying the chimneystacks and brooding skies of Bradford, considering creating a better life for his workers. Coat tails flapping in the wind as the clouds gather, he's a curious and inspiring figure.
Nick's illustrations are produced using a cross-hatch technique with a black fine line pen. Layer upon layer of small ink lines are built up to form structure and shape, whilst other areas are left untouched in order to hint at a flickering light or billowing clouds. It’s a very time consuming process. He cross-hatches in one direction, then turns the image around and adds another layer to create shade and depth, whilst also leaving elements untouched to hint at light and space. The image may turn ten to twenty times until it’s finished.
Approximate dimensions: 44 x 31cm