La Fuente by Angel Zamarripa Landi

La Fuente by Angel Zamarripa Landi

La Fuente

Angel Zamarripa Landi

Title

La Fuente

 
Artist
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
soft ground etching 
Image Size
11 1/2 x 8 3/4" ” platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
9 of 20  
Annotations
titled and editioned in lower left. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy gray wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
5004 
Price
$250.00 
Description
Mexican printmaker Angel Zamarippa Landi (also known as "Fa-Cha") did this soft-ground etching of the fountain on the Zocalo, the main square in historic Mexico City, with a view from the backside of the Metropolitan Cathedral. The building of the cathedral began in 1567 with completion in 1788 and it is a blend of baroque, neoclassic, and Mexican Churrigueresque architecture. The enormous weight of the building caused it to settle or sink into the soft lake bottom on which it was built. See our link to the biography for Angel Zamarripa Landi above.