The Lady Chapel - Historic St Albans Canvas Print
The subject of this Historic St Albans canvas print is the Lady Chapel at the cathedral there. Referred to most simply as "The Abbey" it's more correctly St Albans Cathedral or the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. Parts of the medieval building date back to Norman times but the history of The Abbey is older still. In fact it's named for Britain's first Christian martyr who lived nearby in Roman times. Following the dissolution of the monasteries the old abbey fell into disrepair and was ultimately subject to an extensive restoration in Victorian times. The appearance of much of the building was dramatically changed from how it looked in the middle ages, but I've read that the Lady Chapel is one of the best preserved parts of the old church. The restoration of this part of the church was begun under the direction of the noted English architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The artwork in this canvas art print is based off one of my own photos from my day spent visiting the historic Abbey at St Albans. the light flooding the old stained glass windows was simply breath taking and makes for a special scene that gives one an idea of the purpose of these beautiful old windows in historic churches like this one.
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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.