Napoleon and the Alps repurposed by artist Heath Kane



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Medium: Acrylic paint painted over archival giclée
Paper: Canson Edition Etching Rag 310gsm
Specials: Gold ink and pencil
Year: 2020
Edition: 10
Size: 56.0cm (w) x 70.0cm (h)
Signed and numbered

This artwork is sold unframed
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