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This Bishop certainly has some mystical powers. You see, I never set out to depict him at all. This artwork was a commission of sorts. It had to have a subject from the local area, so I chose the landmark Winchester City Mill. However, as my design progressed, I found I needed at least one figure on the bridge to animate it - in real life there are almost always people crossing the bridge - and when I asked myself who it should be, it had to be... the Bishop. And it turns out he's not just any bishop, he's Bishop Swithun from the 9th Century! So he's 'The Bishop on the Bridge', which happens to be the name of a popular pub nearby, as locals will know.

This limited edition combines the linocut print, in a dark tone, with a screen-printed colour background (using hand-cut sacrificial stencils). The screen-print colours are pale salmon pink and pale blue. Hand printed (not a reproduction) using artists' quality oil-based ink, on artists' quality screen-printed acrylics, on 120gsm Strathmore acid-free printmaking paper. The image is 21 cm (approximately 8 inches) square.

The print is sold unframed, but in a commercially-manufactured mount set, which comprises a mitre-cut mount (in slightly textured off-white), backing board and cellophane bag. So, not only is it all ready to present as a gift, but the mount set, together with other robust packaging, protects the print during shipping.

The Bishop on the Bridge

SKU: 364215375135191
  • It is very important to me that you receive my print in good condition.

    The print is despatched unframed, but in a mount set which includes a cellophane bag. The mounted print is then sandwiched between two oversized sheets of greyboard and wrapped in securely-taped brown paper.


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