Nouveau Purple Iris & Heron Art Wood Engraving Print

Nouveau Purple Iris & Heron Art Wood Engraving Print



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: ink, acid free, paper, oil based ink, resingrave, linoleum, hand pulled, burin, printing press, traditional printmaking, purple

"Nouveau Iris"

Limited Edition: 60 prints
Image size: 7″h x 8.5″w
Paper size: 10″h x 12″w
Medium: Wood Engraving
Material: Resingrave Block
Paper: Acid-free Arches Text Wove
Inks: Oil-Based Block Printing Ink, Purple
By Alexia Rostow, 2012


This print was originally inspired by the Great Blue Heron that lives in the creek behind my home. He has such a distinct personality that I wanted to capture. Stylistically, “Nouveau Iris” is influenced by the Art Nouveau & Japonism movements of the early 20th century. The iris and the crane (here a blue heron) are two fo the more common natural subjects of japanese art. When discovered by the West, European artists picked up on these themes and re-interpreted them for the western audience.

THIS IS NOT A DIGITALLY REPRODUCED PRINT! I designed it, transferred it to the block, and carved the block with hand engraving tools. I then inked and printed each one by hand on a press in my in-house workshop.


All prints are shipped via the US Postal Service First Class with Delivery Confirmation.

Prints are packaged in clear, plastic sleeves with foam backing and are ready for gifting, propping up on a shelf, or safely transporting until framed. Prints are NOT mounted to the backing. All prints are packaged for shipping in sturdy recycled cardboard and envelopes.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Just click the "Contact" button on the right side of the listing!

© 2012 Porcuprints.
All visual media © Porcuprints. All Rights Reserved. | Alexia [!at]


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Reviewed by Anonymous Oct 5, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

gorgeous and great detail. happily hanging in my dining room.

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Georgia Flowers Feb 2, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant communication, fast shipping, and even more beautiful in the flesh than in the listing! Can’t wait to frame it

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Margaret Beck Aug 13, 2020

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Lovely image, true to description, well packaged and shipped quickly. thank you.

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