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Piel Castle J050116



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Piel Castle J050116

PIEL CASTLE, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Aerial view reconstruction drawing by David Simon of the castle in the early 14th century

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Media ID 1346440

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Defence Fortification Graphic Medieval


18"x14" Modern Frame

Introducing the Media Storehouse Framed Print of "Piel Castle J050116" by renowned artist David Simon from Historic England. This striking framed print offers a captivating aerial view reconstruction drawing of Piel Castle in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, as it appeared in the early 14th century. David Simon's meticulous attention to detail brings the historical architecture to life, transporting you back in time. Add this beautiful piece to your home or office to infuse it with a touch of history and timeless elegance.

16x12 Print in an MDF Wooden Frame with 180 gsm Satin Finish Paper. Glazed using shatter proof thin plexiglass. Frame thickness is 1 inch and depth 0.75 inch. Fluted cardboard backing held with clips. Supplied ready to hang with sawtooth hanger and rubber bumpers. Spot clean with a damp cloth. Packaged foam wrapped in a card.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 40.6cm x 35.6cm (16" x 14")

Estimated Product Size is 45.7cm x 35.6cm (18" x 14")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This aerial view reconstruction drawing by David Simon takes us back to the early 14th century, offering a glimpse into the formidable Piel Castle in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. With meticulous attention to detail, Simon's graphic portrayal transports us to a time when this medieval fortress stood as an impregnable symbol of defence. Perched on a small island at the entrance of Morecambe Bay, Piel Castle emerges majestically amidst its natural surroundings. The artist's skillful strokes bring life to every stone and turret, revealing the castle's grandeur and strategic design. Its robust walls rise defiantly against the elements, while sturdy towers stand tall as guardians of this formidable stronghold. As we delve deeper into this artwork, our eyes are drawn towards intricate architectural features that speak volumes about the castle's defensive capabilities. Battlements adorned with crenellations offer vantage points for archers and soldiers alike. A fortified gatehouse stands proudly at its entrance – an imposing barrier protecting those within from potential threats. The atmospheric lighting in Simon's composition further enhances our connection with history; it is as if we are witnessing Piel Castle during a dramatic sunset or sunrise. This evocative touch adds depth and emotion to an already mesmerizing scene. David Simon's expert craftsmanship allows us to appreciate not only the physical structure but also the historical significance of Piel Castle. It serves as a reminder of England's rich medieval heritage and offers insight into how fortifications played crucial roles in safeguarding territories during tumultuous times. Through this remarkable print, we are transported across centuries – invited to marvel at both artistic talent and architectural prowess while immersing ourselves in tales of knights, sieges, and chivalry that once echoed through these ancient walls.

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