The joie de vivre along the coast of the Riviera has been forever captured in this charming litho by C. Walling. The lithograph has been pencil signed and numbered by the artist, 137/200. A fervent scene of holiday goers casts a spell of relaxation on the viewer. Here we see mothers ambling with children, lovers locking hands, puppies and painters, all enjoying an easy afternoon. Crowds bustle near shops and boats float along the shore. Refreshing fields of sky blue set the tone. It’s almost as if we can feel the cool breeze and hear the gentle laps of the waves. In the distance we see glimpses of simpler living, time everlasting, in the town beyond. The lithograph is surrounded by a brown matte and housed in a lovely gold colored frame. The front surface of the frame is smooth and the sides have a luxurious etched texture. There is an acrylic pane covering the art.
A lithograph is a type of printing process used to reproduce original works of art. It is an authorized reproduction often handled and created by the artist as indicated by the pencil signature and series notation. The lithography process can be just as time-consuming and detailed as the original painting. Artists authorize or create numerous lithographs during their time to allow more access to their works. Usually, a signed lithograph is limited in number to preserve value. An artist may create only 300 lithographs which can be determined by the fraction in the corner of the piece. Not every print you see is a lithograph. Regular prints sell for significantly less than original lithographs. Much like original works, high-quality lithographs that are signed by the artist can increase in value over time and serve to be quite the collectors’ item.