34 Anniversary sundial painting – original art by Cathy Read

£230.00 £190.00

Anniversary Sundial is the thirty forth of the 4950 Paintings. The image is of the sundial in the walled garden at Claydon Estate near Buckingham.The painting is signed and framed in white painted wood, with a double mount off white on top of black mount. Includes a certificate of authenticity.

About the Picture
Anniversary Sundial is the thirty forth of the 4950 Challenge. A Series created in 2018 as part of a challenge to create 50 paintings of architectural details on buildings in Buckingham and surrounding villages. No building was used twice and no feature repeated unless there was a distinguishing characteristic of the feature.

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34 Anniversary Sundial

When I set about this challenge, I expected that the sundial I chose would be ancient and have some mysterious origin or be what was used to keep the house run on time of some other fanciful romantic history. I was right about the fanciful romantic history, it commemorates a silver wedding anniversary. “Awwww!” I can hear you say, but it’s not old. Just 12 years old in fact.

It’s a charming example, a mix of brass work and stone carving. Silver Wedding March 2007 reads the inscription. You can’t quite see the date. A fact that’s irrelevant in this case. Behind the sundial, the ancient brick wall of a garden. To the left a life ring is tucked away in the top left corner. An indication that water is nearby. Following down, there are shrubs growing up towards the sundial.


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