Barnstaple square

Barnstaple square

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An open edition giclee print. 22 x 13 inches approximately.

I painted this scene of Barnstaple Square and its medieval bridge in the winter over the course of a few days. On one day snow flurries swept down the river Taw but as the evening approached the sky cleared to give this beautiful sunset. I had to paint rapidly to catch the scene, and I can recall having very cold hands!

The ancient bridge is grade 1 listed and, until the North Devon link road was constructed, used to take all the traffic travelling west to Cornwall and North Devon. The Albert clock tower was built in1862 to commemorate the Prince Consort and the dolphin lamp standards are similar to those on the London embankment which were cast by the Coalbrookdale foundry.