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'Territorials go to War'
The Presentation Print
This print is one of a limited edition of 495. It is a 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 22 x 14.5 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
Michael's brother was a regular Army Officer who commanded a Territorial battalion called the 3rd Battalion the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. Its Headquarters was in Newark in Nottinghamshire where the 8th battalion of the Sherwood Foresters had been based at the start of the 1st World War.
The Regimental Journal record the Territorials, all of whom were part time local men, departing from Newark Town Square for the 1st World War. They marched to a railway station some 20 miles away to embark. The First Aid cart was a conscripted baker's wagon and the other supply wagon in the picture was a brewer's dray.
The Town Square at Newark is today exactly as it was at that time and is also exactly as it was in the English Civil War. During the Civil War the town was bombarded from a local hill and the narrow house to the left of the Town Hall was hit.
The original painting was presented by Michael's brother to the Battalion when he handed over command. It then hung in the entrance to the Officer's Mess. When the battalion was disbanded the painting was claimed back and now hangs in Richard's home.
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 £47 (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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