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The Spirit of Elsa - Elsa the lioness by Gary Hodges
  The Spirit of Elsa  (2005)
Subject: Elsa the lioness
Dimensions (inches): 18.5 x 11.4
Medium: Graphite pencil
Description: Lioness signed limited edition of 1250 copies (+ 125 APs) on Fabriano paper. *FREE DELIVERY*
Original Available For Sale: No

Limited Edition Available: Yes
The Spirit of Elsa was drawn at the request of Born Free to celebrate their 21st Anniversary. Gary used references of the original lioness Elsa, famous from the film Born Free, which lacked any detail and were over 45 years old. But Gary said 'What could have potentially been a very difficult drawing proved to be one of the easiest and most rewarding pictures of my career. I felt at times the drawing drew itself as I was creating with such unconscious ease and spontaneity that it was almost like the spirit of Elsa had joined me in the studio.'

Gary personally oversees the printing process to ensure superb quality reproduction from his original pencil drawing. The Spirit of Elsa is limited to only 1250 copies worldwide with 125 Artist Proofs. The fine art paper he has chosen to best show off the incredible detail is Italian-made Fabriano 5. Ideal for lithographic printing this paper (50% cotton blended with carefully selected raw materials) is acid free to guarantee excellent permanence and resistance to ageing. Gary then quality checks each print which is individually numbered by hand and personally signed by the artist.

Paper Size: 470mm x 288mm
Image size: 363mm x 212mm
Edition Size: 1250
Price: $55.00 US



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