St Albans Cathedral - UK Canvas Print
This UK canvas print features St Albans Cathedral which locals refer to more often as "The Abbey." And historically it was an Abbey but not since the 16th century dissolution of the monasteries. The longer name it sometimes goes by is The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban.
St Albans Cathedral is said to be the oldest site of Christian worship in Britain. It was once home to the shrine for St Alban who was martyred in Roman times. The Abbey grew around that and onto the present day cathedral. The current church building is a mix of architectural heritage. The tower you can see near the center of this print is apparently part of the Norman church while the Gothic facade is from a Victorian era renovation. The church was in a sad state of repair by this point in history so while it may not have been in keeping with the original architecture the repairs were sorely needed or we might be looking at a grassy meadow today.
On the summer day I visited, the skies were picture perfect down to that amazing reflection of light in the sky. I'm not exactly sure what atmospheric condition caused it but it wasn't simply on my camera lens. I saw that with my naked eyes that afternoon. The sun was behind my back in this picture but there was a bright almost star-like lighting in the clouds over St Albans Cathedral that afternoon. It certainly made for a memorable view in this canvas art print of this English cathedral, didn't it?
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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.