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Launceston Castle J950219

Launceston Castle J950219


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Filename: J950219.jpg

Size: 3733 x 4683 (14.4MB)

Date: 11th April 2019

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive. Peter

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Images

Job Title: Artist

© Historic England Archive

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Launceston Castle J950219

Launceston Castle, Cornwall. Reconstruction drawing, by Peter Dunn, of the Drum Tower, c.1250

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable reconstruction drawing by Peter Dunn, offering us a glimpse into the grandeur of Launceston Castle in Cornwall. The focal point of this illustration is the magnificent Drum Tower, which dates back to around 1250. Standing tall and proud against the backdrop of lush greenery, it exudes an air of strength and resilience. The artist's attention to detail is truly commendable as he brings to life every intricate feature of this medieval fortress. From its sturdy stone walls adorned with decorative elements to the imposing entrance gate, one can almost hear echoes from centuries past reverberating through these ancient corridors. What makes this image particularly intriguing are the subtle hints at human presence within the castle grounds. Although not explicitly depicted, one can imagine knights clad in armor patrolling these very ramparts or perhaps even noble figures engaged in animated discussions within its chambers. Launceston Castle has undoubtedly witnessed countless tales unfold throughout history - stories of conquests and sieges, celebrations and sorrows. This evocative print serves as a testament to our enduring fascination with fortifications that have stood the test of time. Peter Dunn's masterful artwork transports us back in time, allowing us to appreciate both the architectural brilliance and historical significance of Launceston Castle. It serves as a reminder that behind every ancient structure lies a rich tapestry woven by generations long gone – an invaluable heritage we must cherish and protect for future generations.

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