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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 12.5 x 16 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
The pony stands on the foreshore in the village of Appledore. The lifeboat house is the low house on the right. Two horses used to be stabled in another building there and they, in the past, used to help launch the lifeboat. When the maroons went the horses used to get very excited as they knew that they would be used. In earlier times there were two lifeboats - one on each side of the river based further away so the horses would be cantered round to the correct launching place.
The house on the right was the Old Customs House and Michael often wondered why the large window you see is so out of keeping with the traditional windows in the rest of the house. During this painting the owner of the house told him that, during the Second World War a searchlight stood there to illuminate ships coming in the river.
The pony was a local pony as there are grazing rights over the local golf course, the Royal Devon, and sheep and ponies graze there (presumably not doing much good to the greens!)
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.
©2007 The art of Michael Lees