Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, gold leaf and gold thread.
Shibden Hall in Halifax dates back to the 15th Century. It was the home of Anne Lister from 1791 – 1840. This painting was commissioned by Shibden Hall. The view is from the woods behind the lily pond, up to the house. The tiles at the bottom of the picture show details and designs taken from inside the hall. There are ceiling roses and wooden carved details from fireplaces and pieces of furniture, as well as the Lister coat of arms. The creatures are from the stained glass windows; these diamond shaped fragments set into panels may have originally come from local priories after the dissolution of the monasteries. The Lister Lion is really to be found near the tower (built to house Anne’s library), but artistic licence let me move him so he can look up at the house. The crow and the dove are there to represent Anne Lister and Ann Walker.
Available to buy as a mounted and signed limited edition print. Hand-finished with gold leaf and gold thread.
58cm x 58cm
Limited print edition of 150