The Product: Prints of London – Tower Bridge
Prints of London depicting an architectural detail of the city’s famous Tower Bridge. An exercise in Victorian Gothic architecture, the bridge design was intended 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 overcrowding 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 that have 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 downriver. The bridge is raised on average around 850 times each year. Find about more about visiting this iconic bridge here.
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.
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, 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 moody London 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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Please allow 5-7 days from placing your order for printing, prior to despatch. Normal delivery windows will apply thereafter.