The River in Flood from Ouse Bridge by Mark Braithwaite
As it reaches York, the River Ouse brings together the waters of the rivers Nidd, Ure and Swale, draining the Pennine hills, and to the south of the city, the Ouse is joined by the rivers Foss, Derwent, Wharfe and Aire, so it is not surprising that the buildings near the river are subject to regular flooding.
Ouse Bridge spans the River Ouse in York city centre, joining Ousegate and Micklegate; this picture shows the panoramic view looking down river from Ouse Bridge towards Skeldergate Bridge. The King's Arms is the building on the extreme left of the picture.
The name "Ouse" comes from the Celtic word for water. The River Ouse bisects the city of York; Ouse Bridge is the central bridge, and spans the river in York city centre, joining Ousegate and Micklegate. This view looks down river from Ouse Bridge towards Skeldergate Bridge.
During York's record floods of 2000, the river reached its highest level on 4th November, when the water was above the level of the ground floor windows of the King's Arms.
A print of the River Ouse in summertime, painted from Ouse Bridge, is also available.
The second picture in M.J. Braithwaite's flood series, the original was painted in watercolour on paper, in 2001.
"The River Ouse in Flood" is available as a Giclee Special Edition: an actual size reproduction, printed onto watercolour paper using the Giclee process - production of this large size print has been restricted to just 250 editions. Each has been hand signed and numbered in pencil by artist M.J. Braithwaite. Presented in a hand bevel cut 16x24" double mount, and assembled using conservation tape to protect your print.
"The River in Flood from Ouse Bridge" has also been reproduced in a smaller size using the offset litho process on art card. Each lithograph has been personally hand signed by artist M.J. Braithwaite. Mounted dimensions 12x18"