Collected in Greece by the artiste and probably native to
Persia, this tree has always been connected with religious ceremonies
rites, during which both the flowers and fruits were used,because of their
rather mysterious qualities. This was originally the custom among the
Phoenicians,and later among the Greeks and Romans. The fruit has a
pleasantly acid taste when eaten fresh.
1. This print is made from two plates each
individually inked in a combination of thirteen colours.
2. This shot shows the print in
the second stage of making. It is about to be re-pulled through the intaglio
3. The completed print being
lifted from the bed of the press.