Unframed, quality art print, illustrating 4th Earl of Sandwich with some of his eponymous grub.
Legend has it, the Earl's gambling habit required finger food he could eat while remaining at the card table. This was mid 18th century England when his demographic (wealthy, white and well-connected) considered a light lunch to be a multi- course meal of jugged hare, oysters and a large side of beef. The idea of walking about with cheese and meat sandwiched between slices of bread was a concept dangerously disruptive to social order. However, once society came to accept this revolutionary, more portable, attitude to food, civilization's catering department has become untethered from the dinning room to where we are today with takeout, drive-thrus and dejeuner sur l'herbe for all. The 4th Earl's small ask has had significant consequences.
From the 1000s of different sandwich permutations, here illustrated just 5 of my favorites. The venerable BLT; the classic cheese & pickle; the New World PB&J; the haute cuisine fish finger and of course every British army tank crew's favorite, the egg banjo.
Printed using extremely fine, pigment-based archival ink, giving maximum possible vibrancy, clarity, and depth of image.
Printed on 310g heavyweight Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching paper. This print is available in either 12"x 16" or 18"x 24" sizing.