This beautiful pen and ink drawing is an original artwork done by David Walker in 2017. It is a second drawing in a series of Blackgate in Newcastle upon Tyne, drawn in indian ink on illustration board, which is mounted on a black core mounting board. This original artwork is signed by the artist and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity. About Blackgate. Built between 1247 and 1250 during the reign of King Henry III, the Black Gate was the last addition to the medieval Castle defences, but today is used for quite a different purpose – to welcome visitors in. The gatehouse, consisting of an arched passage with what are thought to be guard chambers on either side, was part of the barbican: a walled, defensive entrance for the Castle’s North Gate. Mounted in vertical grooves in the walls (still visible today), its portcullis could be raised or lowered quickly by means of chains or ropes attached to an internal winch. At the front of the gatehouse, which could be defended b
Original artwork with signed Certificate of Authenticity
W 16.00" x H 11.00"
Media: ink
Surface: Illustration board
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