Wheat Harvest Letterpress Print
An original, hand-printed, hand-painted letterpress print—this is not a reproduction! “Wheat Harvest” is part of Chandler O’Leary’s Local Conditions series, which depicts Washington’s Mt. Rainier from a variety of different vantage points. The series includes a total of 15 designs.
The illustration shows a wheat field at harvest time, from the foothills above the Columbia River Gorge, near Goldendale, Washington. Mount Adams, on the left-hand side of the illustration, dominates the scene, while the tip of distant Mount Rainier peeks out from behind the tractor on the right.
This artwork was letterpress printed by hand on an antique Vandercook No. 4 press, on soft white Rives Lightweight paper. Each print in the edition was then painstakingly hand-painted with watercolor. Each print is numbered, signed and dated, and labeled with the latitude/longitude coordinates of the exact location the illustration was drawn from.
Edition of 46 prints
Paper size: 6” x 7.5”
Image size: 3” x 5”