Lithograph in colours, 2001, signed “Charles” and dated by the artist in pencil, Printed on St Cuthbert’s Mill, Somerset paper with special watermark. Framed and enclosed in a blue leather presentation case which is annotated in gold “HRH The Prince of Wales, Balmoral Winter Scene, A Limited edition Lithograph”
Edition: 100 (There were also 20 artists proofs)
Printed by: Curwen Chilford Prints Ltd.
Provenance: Belgravia Gallery (Their label verso). Anna Hunter, Founder of Belgravia Gallery, worked with King Charles III, when he was Prince of Wales, in producing limited edition, signed lithographs based on his watercolours which raised over £4 million for his Charitable Foundation. The meetings to discuss and review the works, took place at St James Palace, Highgrove and Sandringham. The Prince was very involved and charmed by the idea that people could buy his works and, at the same time, raise funds for his charities.
Authenticity: Provided with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Size: 26 cms x 30cms
Note: Whilst Prince of Wales Prince Charles created quite a number of signed Limited Edition prints the proceeds of sale of which went to his Charities. The early examples of these were signed with the letter “C” but the more recent examples with “Charles” as is the present work. The Prince has considerable talent as an artist and his works are very sought after. The Lithographs have raised over £4 million for his Charitable Foundation. Images available include depictions of the King’s favourite places, including Yorkshire, Greece, Klosters, Arabia and Scotland, which capture the King's love for the natural beauty of the countryside, plus subjects such as the much-loved royal homes, Balmoral, Sandringham, Highgrove and Windsor Castle. These have been exhibited worldwide to great acclaim and are sold in the form of limited edition personally signed lithographs,
The familiarity and freedom of the countryside around Balmoral has inspired some of His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, finest watercolours. The view captures the dramatic qualities of the mountains and forests and makes a strong contrast of light and darkness. The gestural painting creates an impression of a landscape full of energy, movement and changing light. Areas of the paper are left white and delicate washes of colour help to evoke a twilight glow as shadows fall across the landscape at the end of a winters day.
Condition: The print and frame are in good contain. here is minor scuffing on the leather presentation box.
Category Charles III, King of Great Britain