The Product: Print of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
A print of the Ashmolean Museum might be the less obvious choice for someone looking for Oxford wall art, but Britain’s first public museum is the perfect symbol of the university town. Designed in the classical style by Charles Cockerell, the current structure, dating from 1841-1845, is home to collections of Egyptian and Nubian artefacts, galleries containing drawings by Michelangelo and da Vinci, paintings by Picasso, van Dyck, Constable and Holman Hunt, as well as a variety of other important, historical items and objets d’art.
A signed Giclée, this print of the Ashmolean Museum is printed using the highest quality acid-free light-fast archival 300gsm Minuet Cotton Rag. The heavyweight etching board is velvety smooth with a fine surface texture and is one of the most widely used media worldwide for artwork and photography. Using pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks, the Giclée printing process ensures superior detail, colours and longevity. The print comes unframed and is delivered in a cardboard tube for you to take straight to your local framer.
Need framing advice? We’d suggest a slim, white frame with subtly visible woodgrain and a white card mount, if you wish the frame to disappear – say, against a white wall – and the print to stand out. Equally as effective is the same style of frame in black – as here – also teamed with a white card mount, to outline the drawing and act like bold, precise punctuation! The third option would be to go for a softer, warmer effect with a natural or stained wooden mount. All three will work beautifully, depending on the backdrop, and the look you want to achieve. It’s worth knowing that artworks such as these will often leap out, to striking effect, from a dark-hued wall. You can browse the rest of this collection of architectural line drawings of iconic buildings from around the world, here.
Which size? For wow factor and individual impact, opt for the larger format of an A1 print measuring 840 x 594mm of this striking Ashmolean Museum print. If you want to include this drawing as part of a smart gallery wall or eclectic grouping of artwork and photography – go for the smaller A2 version which measures 594 x 420mm.
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