This remarkable, striking picture is a limited-edition hand-made print of an etching by Vincenza Poneti from Florence, Italy.
I bought it today in Melbourne from Il Papiro on Degraves Street. The store mainly sells hand-crafted paper, Italian cards and leather-bound journals.
I saw the Poneti sketches in the window and felt compelled to enquire. Apparently he’s a friend of the owners and is well known for his intricate drawings and calligraphy.
This signed print is number 109 out of 120. I plan to get it framed and hung prominently in my home. The owl will keep an eye on me.