This pencil 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. Built around a rigid grid, plots of land were sold individually and strict rules demanded fire breaks between individual buildings.
These three houses sit at the north-east corner of the market square at the centre of the town. Despite their differences they form a delightful family, all clearly related to a single type. At ground level, despite being separate buildings, the houses contribute to the generous arcade that surrounds the square. My pastel drawing of the square includes the same three houses.
The image is c.65x125mm 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