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This watercolour preparation study of The Royal Exchange, London is 21cm x 18cm signed, and mounted on acid-free card. The newsletter will be sent out on the 30th May 2020. I look forward to your sign up in the box on this page. There will be draw and newsletter about once a month so there are plenty more in the future. In each I give away free paintings, drawings, exhibition tickets and prints with my newsletters. Please note, you are also automatically entered for all future draws as long as you are still signed up.
About The Royal Exchange, London
The Royal Exchange was founded by Sit John Gresham in the 16th century to act as a center of trade for The City of London. It sits on a triangle of land in between Cornhill and Threadneedle street. This is not the original building; in fact, it has been destroyed by fire twice.
The current incarnation was designed by Sir William Tite with the interior designed by Edward I’Anson in 1837, interestingly he used concrete, a new use of an old material, not really used since classical times. The structure out front is Arthur Wellesley The Duke of Wellington. It was placed there in 1844 and is made from the captured bronze cannon from Wellingtons continental campaigns.