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Fine Oil Painting Architectural Entrance "Micklegate Bar" York Signed F Chilton
REF: 445795zbr / LA332470
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1 Fine Art 20th Century Original Oil Painting Architectural Entrance "Micklegate Bar" York Signed F Chilton. Subject historic architectual cityscape entrance view of Micklegate Bar in Medieval York City. Micklegate Bar In York was the most important of York’s four main medieval gateways and the focus for grand events. The name comes from 'Micklelith', meaning great street. It was the main entrance to the city for anyone arriving from the South. At least half a dozen reigning monarchs have passed through this gate and by tradition they stop here to ask the Lord Mayor's permission to enter the city. The lower section of the bar dates from the 12th century, the top two storeys from the 14th. The building was inhabited from 1196. Like the other main gates, Micklegate Bar originally had a barbican built on the front, in this case demolished in 1826. For centuries the severed heads of rebels and traitors were displayed above the gate, the many victims include Sir Henry Purcey (Hotspur) in 1403 and Richard, Duke of York in 1460. The last of the severed heads was removed in 1754. Signed by the artist F Chilton. Circa late 20th century dated 1978. Set in such a fine wooden frame. Oil on board. Such a delightful scene to the eye. Provenance bought from a private art collection. The brushwork is of exceptional quality with such attention to detail. With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display. Incredible conversation piece for your guests. We only select & sell paintings based upon quality & significance. We understand your purchase is for your home or as an investment. We provide our clients with friendly professional customer service. Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou. Checkout our exciting other available listings in our shop gallery, if you order 2 or more items we can offer you extra discount happy shopping. Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate 26.37" High (67cm) 22.44" Wide (57cm) 0.78" Depth thickness of frame (2cm)
Cheshire Antiques Consultant has clarified that the Fine Oil Painting Architectural Entrance "Micklegate Bar" York Signed F Chilton (LA332470) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1978
Condition report. Offered in fine used condition. Having some minor foxing staining, in places to the painting surface, with some noticeable scuffs, wear, old repairs & minor chips to the frame commensurate with usage & age.
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This Fine Oil Painting Architectural Entrance "Micklegate Bar" York Signed F Chilton is located in Chester, UK