St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Art Print

St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Art Print

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St. Michael's Tower - Glastonbury Tor Art Print by Mark Tisdale.

This Glastonbury Tor art print features St. Michael's Tower which sits at the top of the ancient tor. The site of Glastonbury Tor is shrouded in legends and it's been suggested that it is Avalon from the King Arthur myths. Glastonbury Tor is surrounded by the Somerset Levels, an area similar to the fens of East Anglia. And like the fens, it was a watery landscape before the land was drained and reclaimed in the Middle Ages. So, Glastonbury Tor would have once been an island, like Avalon.

It appears Glastonbury Tor has had a sacred role extending into prehistory, but St. Michael's Tower and its Christian heritage is comparatively recent. The first St. Michael's Church was built in the 11th or 12th century. The tower that stands at the summit of the tor today is all that remains from a 14th century church that was demolished during the Dissolution of the Monasteries during the reign of Henry VIII. The ruins of this old church make a beautiful if imposing presence looming ahead of you on the path up Glastonbury Tor.

I've only had the pleasure of visiting Glastonbury Tor once (so far) but it really made an impression on me. If you've been, you likely know the ineffable feeling of the past that seems to fill the air. And I feel this Glastonbury Tor art print has captured some of the mood of the location. It's been among my more popular UK prints across the years. And it's certainly a personal favorite of mine.

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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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