Leo by Jake Baddeley
LEO (July 23 -August 22)
Leo is associated with the summer sun. The noble lion has always been regarded as a creature of kingly attributes and the constellation has a very ancient association with royalty and authority.
The main star of Leo is Regulus, a diminutive of its earlier form Rex, meaning King. The same title was given to it by the ancient Babylonians. Along with Fomalhaut, Aldebaran and Antares it was one of the four ‘Guardians of Heaven’, stars which marked the four cardinal points linked to the direction of south and the culminating point of the Sun; Regulus was the natural symbol for glory and the height of power.
In Greek myth Leo depicts the lion of Nemea, which Hercules was commanded to kill as the first of his twelve labours.
These are therefore the qualities associated with a Leo personality and the general mood Jake Baddeley tried to imbue the painting with.
Leo – Regular Edition on paper
image size aprox. 50 x 65 cm | 19.6 x 25.6 inch
Edition of 75
Leo – Small Edition on paper
image size aprox. 35 x 45 cm | 13.8 x 17.7 inch
Edition of 150
Leo – Luxury Edition on canvas
image size aprox. 90 x 70 cm | 35.4 x 27.5 inch
Limited and signed Edition of 25
Leo is a limited edition “Giclée” print of the original painting, made with archival pigment inks on heavy stock, natural white (not bleached) fine art etching paper. The matte etching paper nicely presents the brushstrokes and texture of the original painting.
All prints are signed and numbered by the original artist in the border beneath the image and come with a certificate of authenticity and an embossed stamp by the master printer.
Derived from the French, “giclée” means “sprayed” and is an advanced digital printmaking technology involving archival quality inks that are finely jet streamed onto fine archival papers. Giclee printing provides superior color accuracy and incredible detail over other modes of reproduction.
Giclee prints can be found in New York’s Metropolitan Museum as well as galleries and auction houses throughout the world.
Leo is a signed and numbered limited edition print from the original painting by Jake Baddeley and is available in two different sizes. It is printed on heavy quality 300 grams Hahnemuhle fine art paper and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Both the print and the certificate are numbered and signed by the original artist. Furthermore, the Regular Edition comes with an embossed logo of the Master Printer (Re-art in The Netherlands). The print does not come framed, the frames on the pictures here are for presentation purposes only.
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