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ST. BRENDAN the NAVIGATOR
LETTERPRESS PRINT by DANIEL MITSUI


ST. BRENDAN the NAVIGATOR


St. Brendan was an Irish monk of the fifth and sixth centuries who made extensive sea journeys to spread the Gospel to the islands around Ireland and to found monasteries. His most famous adventures are recounted in the Voyage of St. Brendan. According to the Voyage, St. Brendan and his monks celebrated Mass on several occasions on an island that was really the back of the largest fish in the ocean, which is named Iasconius.

I designed the borders in the style of 6-9th century Northumbro-Irish art, with its distinctive ornamental knotwork, lacertine animals and geometric patterns.

Medium: Letterpress print, based on an ink drawing
Press: Heidelberg cylinder (Rohner Letterpress, Chicago, IL)
Ink: Albion matte black (Graphic Chemical & Ink, Villa Park, IL)
Paper: Handmade cotton laid (Twinrocker Handmade Paper, Brookston, IN)
Edges: Bottom deckle, others cut
Edition: Open, approximately 200
Dimensions: 4 1/2" × 6 3/4"
Year: 2014



The print costs $23. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.

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ST. BRENDAN the NAVIGATOR


I can color this print by hand, using pigment-based calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes. I use 23k gold leaf and/or palladium leaf for the illuminated details. Please note that the brilliance of the leaf does not show well in the scanned image. Each hand-colored print is unique. The one you receive will not be identical to the one shown here.

The hand-colored print with illuminated details costs $218. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danielmitsuiartist at gmail dot com.

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