'Tea Time' 2018
24x31" 5 layers for this print.
Tea or coffee is used to start the day but it never seems to stop.
Especially for creating.
By 1900, the average tea consumption per person in Britain was a staggering 6lb a year. But it's one of the extraordinary ironies of British national identity - that the drink that epitomises Britishness is not actually British at all and is the result of a complex imperial history. The American tea culture is a part of the history of the United States, as this beverage appeals to all classes and has adapted to the customs of the United States of America. Tea became a very popular drink in the colonies, and tea ceremonies were common among all classes. By the time of the American Revolution, tea was drunk everywhere from the backwoods to the cities.
However, tea and tea taxes became a bone of contention between the Colonies and Great Britian. This led to the 1773 Boston Tea Party, a precipitating event of the Revolution, when angry Colonists destroyed the tea cargo of three British ships by dumping them into the harbor. As a consequence, tea drinking became unpatriotic.
Paper size, 24”x31” (size can be larger with special printing). Limited edition of 30 prints on heavy watercolor paper. Hand signed, named, numbered and dated.
$1,500 U.S. plus shipping.