This pastel 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.
Monpazier’s market square is surrounded by indivdual houses that each make their contribution to the arcade that runs around the space at ground level. Because the first floor of each house projects over the arcade, those houses in the corners just kiss above narrow diagonal entrances to the square, hence its name. This view looks into the north-east corner with the tower of Saint Dominique just visible above the roofs. A pencil study of the three houses to the right can be found here.
The image is c.120x125mm 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