This England canvas print features a magical view of the Whitby Abbey ruins by night. This image has been floating around in my head for awhile. There's something, to me, a little magical about old roofless churches and ruins with their gothic arches reaching into the sky. In my mind's eye the same scene by moonlight would be even more magical. You can almost imagine the ghosts that might come out by the light of a full moon at such an historic old building.
Whiby Abbey was built above the cliffs at Whitby England in the 7th century. It came to its current state in the time of King Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries. By that point the original monastery had been rebuilt in the 13th century so the ruins we see today are those of the 13th century monastery. Long abandoned, the medieval ruins were further damaged during the First World War in a 1914 bombardment. The attack was not aimed at Whitby Abbey itself but nearby military installations. Like many historic and picturesque ruins, Whitby Abbey is maintained in its current state by English Heritage. Aside from its actual historic pedigree, the Whitby Abbey Ruins also appeared in Bram Stoker's Dracula.
I would love to know what attracts you to this particular England canvas print? Is it the history of old ruins like this? The magic of the moonlit scene? Or perhaps its literary connection? I hope you'll share your thoughts.
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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 ❤️
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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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Canvas Prints - Product Information
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.