Busker on Low Petergate by YorkArtist's resident artist Mark Braithwaite
From The Classic York Collection
In the city of York, testament to its Viking history, many of the streets are known as "Gates" (from the Danish word for street), and the stone gatehouses in the city walls are "Bars".
Low Petergate derives its name from the Minster, which is dedicated to St. Peter. Situated in the heart of the ancient city of York, it was once the Via Principalis of the Roman city of Eboracum.
This view, from outside the old College for Girls was a favourite location for artist MJ Braithwaite. The imposing college building was originally the home of Dr. John Hunter, physician and author. In 1908. it became the York College for Girls, until the school's closure in 1997. The buildings are have since been re-developed as shops and restaurants.
The original picture was painted in acrylic, on canvas in 1995.
Presented in a 240x300mm antique white mount.
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