Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

by Marlene Breitenstein

Free shipping on orders over €125. (Or equivalent in your currency.)
Discount applied at checkout.

Free shipping on orders over €125.
(Or equivalent in your currency.)
Discount applied at checkout.

We Took the Path Less Traveled

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This photograph is of a steep mountain slope in Italy’s Three Peak Nature Park (at Drei Zinnen). The “path less traveled” is the less obvious one, just below the rocky spires on the upper slope.

Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner Fine Art 310, an archival, acid-free, 100% cotton watercolor paper, with a matte finish, and distinct texture.

Limited Edition Prints

Available unframed in three paper sizes and editions:

  • Small — Edition of 25 — A4 (21 x 29,7 cm) — 8.27 x 11.7 in.
  • Medium — Edition of 15 — A3 (29,7 x 42 cm) — 11.7 x 16.6 in.
  • Large — Edition of 5 — A2 (42 x 59,4 cm) — 16.6 x 23.4 in.

Inquire about custom sizes.

I carefully select the paper used for printing, to bring out the photograph’s best qualities.

The copyright watermark visible in the product image is not present on the print. All you see is the beautiful photograph.

Tips to keep your print in perfect condition

  • Your print arrives very carefully packed. It is wrapped with glassine (pergamin) for protection, to help ensure that it is pristine when received. Please keep it covered with the glassine until it is framed or while it is stored.
  • The print must be handled with care. Wear clean cotton gloves when handling the print—your picture framer too—as invisible oils from bare hands can cause the paper to degrade over time.
  • To avoid marring or abrasion, please do not touch the printed surface.


All of my limited editions are printed on archival, museum-quality fine art paper, using the highest quality Canon Lucia pigment inks. For longevity, I select papers with no optical brighteners.

Authenticity and Provenance

The certificate of authenticity—shipped with the print—helps provide assurance of durable value, by verifying the artwork’s origin, authorship, and provenance. A uniquely numbered holographic identifier is attached to both the certificate and print. This serial number is registered in both my private legacy records, and in an online artwork registry. This way, each print may be independently verified by the owner, as well as future inheritors or buyers.


Please note that some images may be reproduced as greeting cards, in books, and in other products. However, once the limited editions are sold out, no more will be made.

Custom orders in sizes that significantly differ from the limited editions may be considered on a one-off basis. Inquire about custom sizes.

Image Size

Each print has an approximately 5 cm (2 inch) paper border, where the print is hand signed and numbered by me, using archival ink or graphite pencil. The border also makes the print easier to frame and handle. In most cases* the printed image sizes are about:

  • Small — 17 x 25,5 cm — 6.7 x 10 in. — on A4 paper
  • Medium — 25,5 x 38,25 cm — 10 x 15 in. — on A3 paper
  • Large — 37 x 55,5 cm — 14.6 x 21.9 in. — on A2 paper

*Exceptions: Some images are narrower on the short side, to accommodate their best presentation format. An example of this would be a panorama photograph.


Have your print framed as soon as possible. Otherwise, store it only in acid-free materials—such as the glassine in which it was shipped—and preferably flat (not in a tube).

The safest way to display your print is with quality archival framing, using only acid-free materials. Some collectors attach the certificate of authenticity to the back of the frame, others keep it stored with important papers.

If possible, select museum glass or another UV-protective barrier, to help keep the print from fading. Sunlight and strong lighting (fluorescent bulbs in particular) can damage artwork over time.

Use either a mat or spacers to hold the glass away from the print’s surface.

If matting the image (recommended), you can either:

  • leave a 1 cm (3/8 in.) margin around the printed image, so the signature shows,
  • or cover the signature with the mat, presenting only the image.

Be aware that cutting the paper devalues the print.

The print should be hinge-mounted (only from the top, to prevent wavy paper). It’s best to avoid full adhesive mounts, as they can devalue the print.

Please avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight and very high humidity.

Here’s an excellent article on lighting artwork.

Orders over €125 receive free shipping, regardless of destination.

I want you to feel confident that your order will arrive as quickly as possible, and in the condition we both expect. I also understand your desire for economical and reliable shipping.

All orders are shipped from Germany, with tracking, using DHL. Your shipping charge is exactly what I pay, with no add-on for my time or materials in packing your order.

When will your order be shipped?

Please understand that I am a one-woman business, and as such I must devote time to creating my art, in addition to making my products, selling, and packing and shipping orders.

Germany and the EU

I endeavor to ship your purchase within 24 hours of receipt of the order. If I expect to be unable to ship your purchase within two days, there will be a notice on every page of my store to that effect.

The rest of the world

I endeavor to ship your purchase within 24 hours of receipt of the order, though it may take 2 days depending on the complexity of customs forms needed for your country. If I expect to be unable to ship your purchase within two days, there will be a notice on every page of my store to that effect.


Your order is very carefully packed, to ensure that it is received in the condition in which I expect it to arrive. Smaller orders, such as small prints, are shipped flat, with extra protection to ensure they remain undamaged. Larger items, such as medium and large prints, are mailed in robust tubes. I usually combine orders into the largest package, wherever possible.

Shipping destinations and times

If you would like to order shipment to a country outside the regions below, or require premium expedited shipping, please contact me.

From the day your order is shipped:

  • Germany: You should receive your order within 1 to 2 weekdays.
  • European Union: Your order should arrive within one week, hopefully considerably less.
  • Other European countries: You should receive your order within two weeks.
  • The United Kingdom: You should receive your order within two weeks.
  • The US: You should receive your order in roughly two weeks, depending on the overburdened US Postal Service.
  • Canada: Unfortunately, DHL has limited shipping capacity with Canada presently. Unless premium shipping is hired—upwards of €56 per package—all packages are transported by ship. This means that the transit of orders will take a minimum of 20 days, and quite possibly 30 days. I am monitoring this unfortunate situation.
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, US Minor Outlying Islands): 3 weeks or longer.