St Albans Abbey - Historic Cathedral Canvas Print
The subject of this historic cathedral canvas print is informally known as St Albans Abbey or simply "The Abbey." Officially it is The Cathedral & Abbey Church of St Alban which won't win any points for brevity but is more correct. "The Abbey" has not been an abbey since the 16th century and has been a cathedral in the Church of England since the 19th century. But old habits die hard apparently!
St Albans Abbey and the city itself get their name from St Alban, the first British Christian martyr who lived and died in Roman Britain. Parts of the church date to Norman times - look at the older tower on the right edge of the print. But the more elaborate Gothic architecture is from an ambitious if inauthentic restoration in Victorian times.
Although it may not be how the church looked originally, you have to admit in the warm light of the late summer sun as seen in this canvas art it has a stirring presence with all those Gothic lines reaching towards the heavens.
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Stretched canvas prints are a great choice for decorating your home or office. Canvas art is a classic choice that is at home in traditional and modern decor alike.
After the purchase of your canvas print, it is made to your order. The artwork is printed on an acid-free poly/cotton blend canvas. The use of archival inks and substrate means that your canvas art print should last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.
When ordering your print, you have a choice between glossy and matte finishes. While I ordinarily love matte finishes on prints, I do like the sheen that comes on glossy canvas prints. Ultimately I would suggest letting the amount of light in your space guide your choice. In a brightly lit environment, I would lean towards a matte finish to reduce the chance of glare.
There are three wrap styles to choose from for canvas prints. The mirrored wrap choice mirrors and extends the image to the sides of the canvas wrap (without losing any of the original artwork on the front). The majority of the time I would suggest this is the best choice. The other two options are a solid black wrap or white wrap. You can see a preview of each option when selecting wrap color.
After printing, the canvas is stretched over and secured to a wooden frame of 1.5" by 1.5" stretcher bars. The entire production process takes from 10 to 15 business days. Your artwork will arrive in sturdy packaging. The hanging wire will be attached and all hardware necessary to hang your canvas print will be included. Canvas prints are a great ready-to-hang option.