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The Presentation Print
This print is an open edition giclee print on museum quality paper with a slightly structured soft-textured surface as in a traditional fine art paper. The paper is acid free with a weight of 315gsm.
The normal print size is approximately 20.5 x 15.5 inches, but, as this is a bespoke piece of art, the artist can produce it for you at a smaller size so that it can hang in that ideal position in your house or will be the best size for a gift.
A bespoke picture can have your loggo, or wording placed on it, a superb solution for a presentation gift.
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The Story of the Painting
Coombe is a hamlet in Cornwall that is now owned by the Landmark Trust and the buildings have been beautifully restored and are let as holiday accommodation.
Michael painted this before the Landmark Trust acquired it. There were two mills in the village, the one in the picture being a grain mill. At the time a man looked after the village whose father had worked in the local saw mill. He remembered that, as a lad, when they cut timber and used to haul it out of the steep Coombe valley using a traction engine. The traction engine used to be unable to get up the hill towing such a heavy load so the load was towed by a combination of the traction engines and shire horses - a dramatic site.
At the time the mill wheel was in a bad state of repair, as were several of the buildings. There was a huge bat colony in the grain mill which the caretaker showed Michael. When he went in he found that the old grain mill had been abandoned as if people had walked out that morning. All the original equipment and grain was still in place. The wood structures in there had been largely built from shipwrecks on the local beach. The banisters, for instance were oars found on the beach.
The thatched cottage was a tea room in Victorian times and there are black and white photographs of Victorians taking tea there.
If you are not delighted with the print post it back to us and we will refund your complete outlay with no questions asked. If the print is damaged in transit then contact us and we will replace it.
Michael's Limited edition works of art tend to sell out and we regularly get people searching for sold out prints so ensure you order your print before it sells out.
To purchase this unique print with a Certificate of Authenticity, made personally for you and signed by the artist, with the story behind the print at the affordable price of £44 (plus postage and packing) click one of the options below.
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Email us with the name of the picture, your inscription and any larger or smaller size you want. Any inscription you choose will be shown in the bottom border along with Michael's signature and any limited edition number.
We will email you back to confirm the details, and ensure there is no confusion. We will also ask for the delivery address and send details of secure payment.
Michael needs you to tell him the horizontal width excluding the border. But when deciding on the size read the note below.
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