The Magna Carta was signed by King John at Runnymede, on 15th June 1215. Today being the 15th January, I’m five months early for the 800th anniversary. That’s because I’m also celebrating the impact of the Magna Carta on America, where it became an icon of Liberty under Law, and the basis for the Constitution. The MC is currently on display at the Library of Congress until celebrations start up in England in the Spring.
The Magna Carta is a uniquely important document, enshrining Free Speech and ‘Habeas Corpus’ in law. It was drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and sent to Runnymede on behalf of 40 English Barons back in 1215. There it was signed and sealed by King John. Queen Elizabeth II is patron of the Magna Carta Trust and this year’s Magna Carta 800 Celebrations.
This print, “My Magna Carta 800″, is my homage to the ‘Great Charter’. It’s based on an oil painting I did last year. Prices are much lower and editions much larger than usual.
Digital Print using archival inks on thick fine art rag paper:
Small (A4) Price £100 limited edition of 30, front signed and numbered
Large (A3) Price £150 limited edition of 20, front signed and numbered
Small light-box (A4) with Magiclée print and hand gilded frame.
Price £500 limited edition of 10, back signed and numbered.
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