This drawing was made following a site visit to Monpazier in 2009 for a Diploma design project. The town is one of the most complete bastides of the Dordogne, miniature cities dotted about the medieval landscape as statements of influence by the French and English monarchies. This drawing juxtaposes the rectangular ground plan of Monpazier with the oval form of Monflanquin and the linear shape of Villefranche-du-Périgord, both nearby and presenting different approaches to defence and landscape. The strictly gridded form of the towns is quickly read, as are their central squares.
The image is c.35x120mm and is produced with the highest-quality archival inks on a textured archival fine art paper to convey all the qualities of the original drawing. The print run is limited to 150 and each print is available unmounted or set in a 12×10″ acid-free mount, a standard size for you to frame as you choose.read more about my papers, mounts and prints here