This particular silkscreen print dates from the 1971-73 time period and is from the Elton Bennett market ready group of that time period. He designed it in the mid to late 1960's. The title 'Roaring Forties' refers to the Southern latitudes and the rough conditions where the two oceans meet, at the tip of South America. Sometimes the schooners had to wait for weeks for just the right weather. During that time or because of their experiences the sailors came up with 'nicknames' for the various latitudes, which evidently became worse the further south the ship was forced to navigate. They were the 'Roaring Forties,' The 'Furious Fifties,' and the 'Screaming Sixties!'
Each handscreened silkscreen is an original in the sense of unique coloring differentiations. Bennett used an oil based ink which extends the life of the artwork a hundredfold.
This print is 19 x 25, unframed, and is in absolutely perfect,mint condition. There are no defects or blemishes whatsoever.
If you have only purchased in the secondary marketplace for Bennetts, you have probably not seen anything comparable in condition. The spotless white of the margin and the brightness of the colors are unbeatable, a mint++ piece.