The Old Curiosity Shop - Dickensian London Art Print
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This Dickensian London art print features The Old Curiosity Shop on Portsmouth Street. What captured my attention most about this building was how it is surrounded by modern London and its comparatively larger buildings. It seemed like a fairy tale lost in the everyday world.
I think the setting has much to do with my decision to depict this as a rainy London scene. Of course, it rains in London plenty so that part is not so much fictional. But The warm lights from the windows of The Old Curiosity Shop set it apart from the surrounding street.
Now there's disagreement over whether this little shop really inspired Charles Dickens' novel of the same name. But it was close to where Dickens lived and he is said to have visited the shop. It was not, however, known as The Old Curiosity Shop until after the release of the book in 1841.
Whether or not this was the inspiration, it's truly a piece of Dickensian London, already an old building even then. Built circa 1567, it was a gift from Charles II to one of his mistresses. It has survived not only the Blitz in modern history but the great fire of 1666. Unsurprisingly this little survivor is a protected building today. And a beautiful inspiration for atmospheric art today and possibly in Dickens' day as well.
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I'm a Hill and when I saw this I just had to buy it. I have so many fond memories of spending summer weeks down in Montezuma at Nanny and Paw's store. I was so sad when the flood filled the store with water but it was a testament to the community when so many banded together to help out afterwards. Just know I bought this print to frame and take to Nanny so she can enjoy it as well. Thank you so much for making this ❤️
Alison - Doraville, GA
The Fox Theatre is Definitely FABULOUS! THIS BLACK AND WHITE VERSION GIVES EXTRA NOSTALGIA I believe, is why I picked this 1, though I love ALL OF Mark's pics of the Fox. The theatre is Beautiful, I went to 2 - 3 concerts there years ago & So glad it didn't get torn down. Mark captured Great details in this pic!!
Beverly - Dalton, GA
This is the second print that I have ordered and I am very pleased. The colors and composition of the print are lovely.
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My girlfriend just received the print, and she loves it! We both love the vibrant colors, and Forsyth Park, Savannah in general, and Tybee Island are special to us because she lives in NC and I live in FL, so every once in a while we’ll meet in the middle and explore together.
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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.
255 gsm / 19 mil
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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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