Ice Rink at the Tower colour linocut in a limited edition

£60.00

Ice Rink at the Tower is an original linocut showing the Christmas open air ice rink in the moat at the Tower of London. Approximately A3 in size, so easy to frame, printed in oil-based inks on quality acid-free paper.

Printed by hand and signed by me, the artist, in an edition of 50.

2 in stock

Description

Ice Rink at the Tower is a colour linocut print showing the temporary early winter outdoor ice rink on the moat at the Tower of London. You can see a Beefeater amongst the skaters.

Ice Rink at the Tower is a hand-pulled colour linocut in oil-based inks in a small edition of 50. The actual print is 28cm wide and 37cm high (roughly A3 – so fairly large). It is printed on acid-free paper and signed by me, and sent with a backing board and mount so that it can easily be framed in a standard A2 size frame.

Each print in the edition is inked up and pressed individually, resulting in some slight differences between each print – making each one a unique work of art.

International orders will be sent without a mount, rolled with acid-free tissue paper in a tube.

In recent decades there has been a tradition of temporary open air ice rinks at scenic or historic spots in London over the Christmas period. They usually run from mid-November to the end of the first week in January. In various years they have been found at Somerset House, Hampton Court Palace, Greenwich Palace, Battersea Power Station, Hyde Park, and the Natural History Museum (amongst other places).

I think these are a glorious seasonal addition to this great city, and am planning to celebrate many of them as linocuts. I have had a go at Somerset House and Hampton Court several times so far. I think the Natural History Museum and/or Greenwich may be next …

As has always been the case with seasonal spectaculars, these amusements are fairly ephemeral. The ice rink at the Natural History Museum has gone for good (after several years) due to a re-purposing of the gardens around the museum, and the Tower’s ice rink has not been seen for a couple of seasons now.

Will it return?

You may also like my linocut of the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace.

 

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