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For the Love of his Horse

For the Love of a Horse
For the Love of a Horse

Sir Giles de Berkeley died and was buried in Little malvern, Worcestershire in circa 1295. He had left instructions that in the event of is death his heart should be returned to Coberley, Gloucestershire to be buried alongside his beloved horse Lombard. This is the only known heart burial in the Cotswolds. Lombard, according to his master’s wishes, lies buried close by in the churchyard.

This is now available as a postcard in the website shop. Also Giclee prints are available. Please email Alison to pre order (58 x 45cm : mounted and wrapped – £75)

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It’s 900 years since King Henry I founded the Augustinian Abbey of St Mary in Cirencester. It replaced a pre conquest/Saxon church that also continued in use until the new Abbey was dedicated in 1176. During 2017 look out for Abbey 900 events that are to be staged in Cirencester. I have painted this picture to commemorate the issuing of orders by Henry I to begin the building work. This image is now available as a giclee print for dedicated followers of Abbey 900.  Hard backed, mounted in a cream mount and wrapped – ready to put into a frame. (40mm x 53mm). £50. Contact me for delivery options.

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I now have a large selection of excellent quality giclee prints available. They vary in size and price. All are mounted, board backed and wrapped ready to put into a frame and sturdy enough to post. If there are any images represented here of interest please email me on alisonjmerry@gmail.com to discuss price and posting/delivery options. If there are any images in the galleries of interest, and if I still have the originals, it might be possible to produce a giclee print to order. Please contact me to discuss options.

Norwich Cathedral shepherdsNorwich Shepherds

The Worth School AnnunciationWorth School Annunciation

1315 main image1315 Dedication

Oh Apple Tree we Wassail Thee!Oh Apple Tree We Wassail Thee

The Legend of St Frideswide, Oxford Christ Church CathedralThe Legend of St Frideswide, Oxford

The Bear Inn, Bisley (with cat)Bisley, Gloucestershire

tewksburyabbeywebTewkesbury Sleighridethededicationlimitededitionprintweb-2Gloucester Cathedral DedicationwestminsterschoolwebWestminster School anniversarydick-whittingtonDick Whittington

shipton ladyThirteenth Century elegance

 

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gloucester-catsGloucester Cats

Centuries before Beatrix Potter’s Simpkin stole away from the Tailor of Gloucester’s sick bed and out into Westgate Street on that frozen Christmas Eve, legend told how on every Christmas Eve all the cats in Gloucester could speak. It was said that they prowled the city’s alleyways and rooftops in the moonlight talking of the old year and of the year to come, until the midnight bells of Gloucester Cathedral broke the spell.

i-saw-three-shipsI Saw Three Ships

Our Saviour Christ and His Lady sail into Bethlehem in a ship resembling the Matthew which carried the explorer John Cabot from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497. Encircling them is an eight-pointed star inspired in turn by the exotic profile of the north doorway of St. Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol where the city’s seafarers knelt to pray before and after voyaging. This lovely polygonal outline is almost unique in early fourteenth century English architecture and is known elsewhere only in features at Bristol Cathedral and at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

Both designs come in packs of 10 cards and envelopes. Please see details in the website shop.

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