The Shambles by YorkArtist's resident artist Mark Braithwaite
From The Victorian York Collection
This narrow street with its overhanging buildings must be one of the most picturesque streets in the world! Legend has it that hands can be shaken out of the first floor windows across the narrowest part of the street!
Originally the street of butchers, many shops still have their old meat hooks outside, although there has not been a butcher on the Shambles in decades!
The first ever painting from M.J. Braithwaite's York Collection, researched from archive photographs of York at the end of the 19th Century, it is one of a series of four pictures which make up "The Victorian York Collection".
Interestingly, M.J. Braithwaite's "The Shambles" print from "The Classic York Collection" of pictures is painted from the same location, but done from life 100 years later, in 1998.
The original picture was painted in acrylic, on canvas in 1995. Look for Lucy, M.J. Braithwaite's black cat trademark!
"The Shambles" has been reproduced using the offset litho process on art card.
The Shambles is also available as a Signed & Numbered Edition, approximate A3 paper size, mounted to fit a 400x500mm frame
Restricted to 5000 editions in this large size, each hand signed and numbered in ink by artist MJ Braithwaite.