Petergate by YorkArtist's resident artist Mark Braithwaite
From The Victorian 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.
One of the initial paintings from M.J. Braithwaite's York Collection, researched from archive photographs of York in the reign of Queen Victoria, it is one of a series of four pictures which make up "The Victorian York Collection".
The original picture was painted in acrylic, on canvas in 1995. Look for Lucy, MJ Braithwaite's black cat trademark!
"Victorian Petergate" has been reproduced using the offset litho process on art card.
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