About this Work of Art ~
watercolor painting created in 2007 by Laszlo
Tar. Downtown, near the South Street Seaport
in New York City sits the historic Ambrose. It
is a winter day and there is a bit of snow on
the pier. Still, it's warm enough to paint in
the sun and Laszlo Tar captures this unique moment
historic Ambrose lightship was built in 1908
to guide ships safely from the Atlantic Ocean
into the broad mouth of lower New York Bay
between Coney Island, New York and Sandy Hook,
area filled with sand bars and shoals invisible
to approaching vessels. The Ambrose was given
to the Seaport Museum by the U.S. Coast Guard
here to see all Seaport prints.
original is a watercolor and gouache painting
created on Italian Fabriano Artistico paper.
Drawings by Michelangelo and Raphael executed
on papers from Fabriano still hang in museums
and are a testament to the quality of Fabriano
paper. This very fine paper has the watermark "Fabriano
Artistico" along both edges and
when visible on the original painting, these watermarks are
also clearly evident on our print images. Paper
watermarks are used as date reference points
by historians, collectors and appraisers and
because our prints are exact replicas of the
original work, the visible watermarks on the
original are also reproduced on the print.
Mr. Tar primarily used two types of paper for
his original watercolors. One is Fabriano Artistico
(Italian) and the other is Arches (French).
Both manufacturers include watermarks on
here to read more about Watermarks.
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