Her Majesty (After Karsh)

  •   $100
    | 14"x11"
      Edition of 150

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Marshall Byrd Sterling
Her Majesty (After Karsh), 2010

Marshall Byrd Sterling took this photograph through a window onto the porch of a house in Halifax, Nova Scotia - the nation’s first permanent British town and home to Pier 21 (our version of Ellis Island) where 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military personnel passed through between 1928 and 1971. The portrait of Queen Elizabeth that hangs on the wall inside the porch, was photographed by Josuf Karsh, one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Karsh, who is of Armenian descent, immigrated to Canada from Beirut on New Year’s Eve, arriving in Halifax in 1925 on the Oceanliner Versailles.

In commemoration of Victoria Day, and to celebrate her Majesty, the Queen of England’s upcoming visit to Parliament Hill on Canada Day, we give three cheers and a bucket o’ beer to Marshall Byrd Sterling for bringing us this latest installment in our six part series based on the theme The Canadian Souvenir.

Each week, starting in May 2010, six artists from EYE BUY ART released a site-specific, limited edition print in partnership with the Drake Hotel. Photographs from the series are available individually here, or, you can save on shipping for a limited time and purchase the entire series as a boxed set for $300.

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