Limited Edition Print
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Image Size 9" x 6"
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This is Stuart's third painting of London published as a limited edition. The first two; 'Memories of London' (1996) and 'London Revisited' (1998), both sold out in eighteen months. Demand for his unusual capriccio style led him to re-acquaint himself with the capital in the spring of 2000 and seven months later the new water-colour was completed.
His imaginary view for this composition is loosely taken from the west including buildings and landmarks in Chelsea, Victoria, Kensington and Westminster in the foreground; the spectacular London Eye and the South Bank including the Tate Modern; the City and northern districts receding to the background.
Stuart's name has become associated with capriccio townscapes, which he started painting ten years ago. His pictures are in collections world-wide and many galleries have testified that his prints have outsold all others.
In his composition he attempts to reflect the feeling of the town by drawing together his selected buildings into a realistic urban composition. Canaletto was an early painter of less extreme capriccio and Stuart reflects this in the way he has dominated the skyline with St Paul's Cathedral and honours his memory by including a Soho sandwich bar named after him!
'London Millennium' has been reproduced from the original by photolithography and is hand printed with each colour drying before the next is laid. The prints are a single edition of 1500 only, each being signed and numbered by the artist. A certificate of authenticity is supplied along with a diagrammatic key identifying all the buildings. The image measures approximately 745mm x 525mm and is printed on 300gsm paper using light fast links.