These are limited edition fine art engraving prints by Michael Leunig. Not to be confused with inkjet (Giclée) reproductions, fine art prints are produced according to an artistic tradition and by a method dating back many centuries. An image is etched or engraved onto a copper, zinc or steel plate, it is inked and pressed onto fine art paper (300gsm Somerset rag) using a hand-operated printing press. The edges of each sheet are not cut, but carefully torn, as is the tradition, to create a beautiful, slightly ragged and natural appearance. These works are numbered, titled and signed by the artist and are limited to the edition (usually of less than one hundred in number).
Fine art prints made in this way, by a great variety of artists throughout history, are held in public galleries throughout the world, as a substantial and valuable component of all significant art collections.