Original acrylic on canvas painting.
8″ x 10″ [20cm x 25cm]
BRIGHTON PAVILION NORTH GATE, DAWN
‘The New Grand Entrance’ – the North Gate – was built in 1832 for William IV. On the occasion of Queen Victoria’s first visit to Brighton, in October 1837, an amphitheatre with a triumphal arch was erected to the north of the North Gate, through which Victoria entered the estate. Nowadays it is usually seen and only noticed in rear view mirrors by visitors when they are leaving Brighton.
‘BRIGHTON PAVILION NORTH GATE, DAWN’ the original painting by Colin Ruffell
‘BRIGHTON PAVILION NORTH GATE, DAWN is one of the paintings that I created a while ago when I had a spell of painting a new painting every day. Most of the new pictures were small canvases like this. Some were traditional still-life arrangements set up in my studio. Others were painted ‘en plein aire’ or out on site. This interesting challenge lasted a few months and produced a number of failures and successes.’ CR
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