John Piper Cyanotype signed in plate only. Trimmed to the edges the paper has been laid onto card else fine.
Image size 24.5 x 31.5 cm (9.75 x 12.25 inches)
Card size 31 x 37cm (12.5 x 14.5 inches)
The Snape Maltings image from Piper is usually seen as a screenprint on silk scarfs which were made to celebrate its reopening following a devastating fire in 1969 This cyanotype would have been produced alongside these screenprints, possibly as a test to judge the perimeters of the print and to see more clearly what lines and forms would be created.
The cyanotype process uses a mixture of iron compounds, which when exposed to UV light and washed in water oxidise to create Prussian Blue images. The technique was invented in 1841by Sir John Herschel.