This charcoal sketch was made on 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.
The sketch captures the view along the Rue Notre Dame that runs past Saint Dominique with its rugged tower and into the arcade along the east side of the town’s market square, the Place des Cornières. With houses projecting over this arcade that runs right around the square, those houses in the corner just kiss over the curious diagonal passages at ground level. My pastel drawing from the square captures the view from the other side of this corner.
The image is c.125x125mm 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