Limited edition print of The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

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£120

The print of The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 55cm x 22cm giclee  not including the white boarder surround.

While in Northumberland, I produced a number of drawings in Lindisfarne although this picture was for a later commission. That said, it contains all I enjoyed about my visit there.

The island was one of the earliest sites for Christianity in the UK and it has been a place of worship from at least the 6th century. Things settled down quickly and it seemed to be a bit of a Saint factory for a 100 years or so culminating in the famous Lindisfarne Gospels in about 700. They are copies of the gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John and the illustration style is a combination of Celtic, Germanic and Roman elements. A wonderful piece of work.

All went well until 793 when the dreaded Vikings turned up and raided the place and all fell into disrepair until a few hundred years later following the Norman Conquests when a priory was re-established. Until of course Henry VIII disestablished it again. From then on it was used as a fortification for various warring factions over time. On it goes!

Well today it’s a fine place for visitors and is in a state of blissful peace just as the first saints had intended.

On the shore opposite Holy Island are old fisherman’s sheds made from old upturned herring boats. Fishermen use them to store nets and the various other paraphernalia of plying the seas for fish.

The National Trust also owns a few, and you can rent them out to stay in on your holiday. It’s a great spot too. Just you the puffins and the seals to keep you company.

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While in Northumberland, I produced a number of drawings in Lindisfarne although this picture was for a later commission. That said, it contains all I enjoyed about my visit there.

The island was one of the earliest sites for Christianity in the UK and it has been a place of worship from at least the 6th century. Things settled down quickly and it seemed to be a bit of a Saint factory for a 100 years or so culminating in the famous Lindisfarne Gospels in about 700. They are copies of the gospels of Mathew, Mark, Luke and John and the illustration style is a combination of Celtic, Germanic and Roman elements. A wonderful piece of work.

All went well until 793 when the dreaded Vikings turned up and raided the place and all fell into disrepair until a few hundred years later following the Norman Conquests when a priory was re-established. Until of course Henry VIII disestablished it again. From then on it was used as a fortification for various warring factions over time. On it goes!

Well today it’s a fine place for visitors and is in a state of blissful peace just as the first saints had intended.

On the shore opposite Holy Island are old fisherman’s sheds made from old upturned herring boats. Fishermen use them to store nets and the various other paraphernalia of plying the seas for fish.

The National Trust also owns a few, and you can rent them out to stay in on your holiday. It’s a great spot too. Just you the puffins and the seals to keep you company.

Additional information

Delivery and shipping:

Once ordered I will try to deliver the print within ten working days. The prints are supplied in a tube. Price does not include shipping. This is added at the ‘Basket’ stage.

30 day money back guarantee

There is a 30 day money back guarantee on everything on my site should you not be satisfied. I will return you the money as soon as the item arrives back to me.

Number in the edition:

50 prints only, each individually signed and numbered.

Size unwrapped:

The print of The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is 55cm x 22cm giclee  not including the white boarder surround.

What is a giclee print?

Giclee is a very high quality print process used by galleries and artists for exclusive limited editions. This Giclee process uses 12 true pigment artist colours (ultra marine, ochre etc) rather than the standard four dye colours in normal printing, so Giclee delivers greater depth in colour, tonal values and no yellowing over time.