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An exercise in Victorian Gothic architecture, London’s iconic Tower Bridge was designed to complement the style of the nearby Tower of London, a design decision not particularly well-received at the time of its construction. The bridge was commissioned and built due to over-crowding in the East of the city when a bridge across the Thames seemed a necessity. The bridge was designed by Horace Jones and John Wolfe Barry and was completed in 1894.
Today, for registered vessels with masts or superstructures of over 30 feet and having given 24 hours notice, the City of London Corporation is obliged to raise the moveable roadways day or night and any day of the year to allow access and egress up and down river. The bridge is raised on average around 850 times each year.
A signed Giclée, this artwork 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.
TS Design Ideas…
Which size? For wow factor and individual impact, opt for the larger format of an A1 print measuring 840 x 594mm. 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.
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 but in black, 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 backdrop, and the look you want to achieve.