Colonial Courthouse - Williamsburg Virginia Art Print

Colonial Courthouse - Williamsburg Virginia Art Print

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Colonial Courthouse - Williamsburg Virginia Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Williamsburg Virginia art print features the 1771 Colonial Courthouse. This old Georgian building is actually one of the buildings in Williamsburg that is not a reconstruction. The original building was still in use into the 20th century when it was purchased to be part of the living history museum at Colonial Williamsburg. Williamsburg has a story similar to some of the quaint old villages in England. Its prosperous period was in Colonial times. After the capitol was moved to Richmond, Williamsburg went into a period of decline. But that is why genuine old buildings like the Colonial Courthouse survived into our modern times. There was simply never any need to replace it. In a larger city it would likely have been rebuilt several times over in the centuries that have passed.

The thing that caught my eye most about the architecture of the old courthouse was the absence of columns. The portico was never intended to be supported by columns. And one can easily imagine they would overpower a small building such as this one, but we're so used to seeing Georgian buildings of this style with columns, at first glance it seemed strange. Do you agree?

This artwork is based on a photo from my visit to Williamsburg, Virginia years ago. On a late summer afternoon the sunlight is slightly obscured by the trees with a beautiful effect. If you take a close look there are reenactors seated in the shade on the other side of the steps - enjoying a brief respite from the heat of the day?

What attracts you to this Williamsburg scene? Are you a fan of Colonial history or perhaps you have roots in Virginia's historic coast?

Art Prints - Product Information

When decorating your home or office, you deserve high quality decor that will last. Art prints purchased on this site are individually produced for your order. They are printed on acid-free paper using archival inks. This guarantees that your art print will last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.

All art prints feature an additional 1" white border surrounding the artwork. This added border allows for easy matting and framing.

Within 10 to 15 business days of your purchase, your art print will be shipped to you securely rolled in a durable cardboard tube.

Art Print Paper Choices

Archival Matte Paper Sample

230 gsm / 9.5 mil

Archival Matte Paper

Long-lasting heavyweight paper with a smooth matte finish. This versatile paper is designed for high contrast and crisp reproduction of photography and fine art. This paper is an acid-free archival quality choice. 

Somerset Velvet Paper Sample

255 gsm / 19 mil

Somerset Velvet Paper

Radiant white paper which offers vivid color reproduction with rich blacks and great contrast. A subtle texture adds extra warmth to fine art prints. This paper is a 100% cotton rag paper for archival longevity.


Note: Both of these paper choices will produce brilliant art prints that you will enjoy for years to come. My personal preference for my work is Somerset velvet for its thickness and texture. 

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