Paintings of the United Kingdom
Copyright © Richard Harpum
I live a few miles from Doncaster, a large town in South Yorkshire dating back to Roman times. A prominent feature throughout the town is its main church, correctly known as “The Minster Church of Saint George”. It stands at the heart of the town, where a church has stood for over 8 centuries. The present church was built to the designs of George Gilbert Scott between 1854and 1858, after the mediaeval church was destroyed by fire in 1853.
I captured this scene in a number of photographs taken on a beautiful day in late summer. It is taken from beneath a large bridge over the River Don, a place not commonly visited by most citizens, except fishermen, who find it an ideal spot. Here, my favourite dog, Oscar, makes another appearance, intently watching his master's casting skills.
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** A Studio Proof canvas print is a giclée print on canvas that is hand-embellished by the artist using the same medium as the original painting (usually acrylic), signed, numbered and then coated in 3 layers of UV-resistant varnish. It is then mounted on stretchers ready for framing.
*** Giclée printing is an advanced form of ink jet printing that applies a wide range of coloured inks that are designed to be light-fast for at least 75 years.