Pangur Bán the Cat Magnify
Artist’s original print with Celtic art & calligraphy by Denis Brown.
Archival giclée on 90lb watercolor paper with a matte finish.
Size: 19” x 13” / 48 x 33cm.
Limited edition of 150 prints, each signed and numbered.
Text: Ninth century poem by an Irish monk about his cat named “Pangur Bán”. The cat hunted mice with the same dedication as the author hunted words and wisdom, through writing and his scribal practice. The lower drawing here brings a modern reference, where a Celtic cat has his paw on a computer mouse and is playing Pac-Man!
Artist's notes: This design was commissioned by Trinity College Library for a souvenir poster several years back when I was also doing calligraphy for all the panels for "The Book of Kells" exhibition. This is my own superior limited edition.
LONG LASTING ARCHIVAL
Printed from an Epson 3800 using Epson’s 9-color UltraChrome ink system at 2880 dpi on Epson acid free watercolor paper, a combination to ensure long lasting quality. Wilhelm Imaging Research (www.wilhelm-research.com), suggest prints using this combination of ink and media will last for over 90 years without appreciable fading, based on indoor display framed under glass. Dark Storage Stability Rating at 73°F/50%RH is indicated to last over 200 years. Detail is super fine at this resolution, almost 10 times finer than commercial printing, so that even under a magnifying glass, prints hold up to close scrutiny.