JimFlora.com is offering a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of an uncirculated tempera with pencil work entitled Portofino. The undated work was found in an artist’s sketchbook which contains drawings and paintings from a European sojourn by Flora during the early 1960s, and likely was rendered in 1962 when he visited Italy.
Portofino has not previously been reproduced for commercial sale, and was only published once—in an LP and CD entitled The Portofino Variations, featuring renditions of a Raymond Scott composition of the same name (coincidentally first recorded in 1962). Produced by Flora archivist Barbara Economon, the prints have been meticulously replicated from the original painting using state-of-the-art digital technology. A high-resolution scan was made of the original art. All aspects of the original artwork, including Flora’s signature at the lower right and hand-titling the lower left, have been retained.
Only twenty (20) prints of Portofino were produced for this edition. Each print is numbered in the lower right corner beneath the image and authenticated on the reverse with the stamped seal of Jim Flora Art (a Flora family enterprise). We have sold print numbers 17/20 thru 20/20, and are offering print numbers 15/20 and 16/20 for $135 each (plus s/h). Prices will increase for subsequent prints as the edition depletes.
The image area is 11″ high x 15-3/8″ wide on a 13″ x 19″ untrimmed sheet. The unframed prints are on heavyweight (310g) mould-made William Turner stock, a natural white, 100% rag paper with a fine toothy surface manufactured by Hahnemühle, who are renowned for premium-grade archival papers. The edition was produced on an Epson 3800Pro large format printer using Epson UltraChrome K3 Pigment Ink Technology, offering crisp resolution and assuring excellent longevity and durability.
The print will ship flat, securely packaged and guaranteed against bending or dents. Print includes a detailed, custom-printed one-sheet with instructions for the proper care of this fine art reproduction.