York Minster from Low Petergate by Mark Braithwaite
40x50cm mounted, artist signed print.
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.
The figures in the painting are all based on real people - the lady with the dog, the man on the steps an the children are the family who commissioned the original painting. The couple walking down the street are one of our former employees and her husband, and in the windows of Delifrance are the couple who owned the cafe at the time!