Michelle writes: "My many walks by the ruins of the old castle in Melbourne, Derbyshire sparked my imagination to make this piece of work. My research uncovered a few precious facts. The castle was built in the early 1300's on slightly raised ground towards the east of the town, with records of it having a chapel, gatehouse, great chamber, bakehouse, drawbridge, turrets an multi-angular towers. There are stories too of royal visits: of King John whilst on a hunting trip, and of Elizabeth I in her search for a place to imprison Mary Queen of Scots. A fanciful engraving survives, made in the 19th century from an earlier drawing of 1602. A wonderful starting point for me."
A signed, limited edition of 250 giclée print on 310gsm 100% cotton rag paper, available in two sizes.
Small: image area: 31.5 x 27.5 cm, including border: 40 x 36 cm.
Large: image area: 66 x 56 cm, including border: 77 x 68 cm.
Please note: Print is sold unframed!