Warwick Castle, England by Dennis Melling

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This digital painting was done with classics in DAP and the original out of copyright black and white engraving, by G. CATTERMOLE, is from the Gallery of Modern British Artists 1834 http://archive.org
Information from Wikipedia:
Warwick Castle is a medieval castle in Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire, England. It sits on a bend on the River Avon. The castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 within or adjacent to the Anglo-Saxon burgh of Warwick. It was used as a fortification until the early 17th century, when Sir Fulke Greville converted it to a country house. It was owned by the Greville family, who became earls of Warwick in 1759, until 1978.

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  • Dennis Melling
    Dennis Mellingover 2 years ago

    Text from the Gallery of Modern British Artists:
    The tower in the engraving was named after the legendary champion of the castle, the redoubted giant Guy. Its walls are 10 feet thick and 128 feet high. It was built by Thomas Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, in the latter part of the fourteenth century. The entrance to the iimcr court is flanked by embattled walls, richly clothed with ivy;and the deep moat, now dry in security, and containing at its base a velvety.path, is hned with various shrubs, and ornamented with trees of vigorous and noble growth. The disused moat is crossed by a stone arch where was formerly the drawbridge ; and the entrance is by double towers, through a series of passages, once big with multiphed dangers for the intruder

  • Albert
    Albertover 2 years ago

    Nice one Dennis!!!

  • Thank you Albert :)
    Much appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

  • gaziola
    gaziolaover 2 years ago

    Very nice Dennis. A view from the Mill garden i believe? I was lucky enough to move to Warwick from my birthplace of Coventry about 5 years ago. A beautiful town. I have a photo of a view of Warwick castle from the St Nicholas park bridge which spans the Avon on my profile if you wish to view? An incredible castle that us locals are very proud of. Great piece Dennis. Gary – Warwick

  • Many thanks :)
    We used to visit Warwick Castle when my children were young (long time ago) and in those days took lots of photos (no longer in my possession I’m afraid.

    – Dennis Melling

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 2 years ago

    How beautiful!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • billfox256
    billfox256almost 2 years ago

    This is really excellent work!!!! Beautifully done!!!! Bill

  • Thank you Bill – much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala9 months ago

    Remarkably well captured Dennis!

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

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