Beasts of Bristol A3 Poster by Vanilla White Pictures | The Bristol Shop

Beasts of Bristol A3 Poster by Vanilla White Pictures

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A selection of the quirkiest stone carvings of animals on buildings in Corn Street and the principal streets in the historic centre of Bristol.

A3 poster printed on a smooth, heavyweight, 100% cotton matt archival art paper with a faint raised texture. Size A3, 30cm width x 42cm height which fits a standard A3 frame or an A2 frame with an A3 mount. Sold unframed and posted flat.

  1. Corn Street
  2. Corn Street
  3. Corn Street
  4. Corn Street
  5. Queen Square
  6. Corn Street
  7. Broad Street
  8. Corn Street

These largely escaped destruction during the Bristol Blitz, and a number of historic buildings survive:

  • The Exchange, built in 1741-43 as a corn and trade exchange
  • The Old Post Office, built in 1746
  • The Commercial Rooms, built in 1810 as coffee rooms for merchants
  • The Old Council House, built in 1824-27
  • 53 & 55 Corn Street built in 1854-58 for the West of England Bank St Nicholas Market inside The Exchange.

29 Queen Square is one of the few surviving original houses in Queen Square, which was laid out in 1699. Frontage styles varied and No 29 was fairly fancy, suited to its wealthy first owner, the alderman Nathanial Day, later Bristol’s mayor. The entrance gates are carved vertically with an animal and decorative frieze and the windows are liberally decorated with grotesque keys.

Meet Vanilla White Pictures

Sue Porter of Vanilla White Pictures is an illustrator and photographic artist creating art from architecture.

Her portfolio of contemporary pictures and greeting cards are created from her ink drawings, photography and mixed media. Her passion is architecture, and in her unique style she explores buildings and landmarks from urban cityscapes and industrial design to rural and countryside subjects.

“My passion is architecture - the buildings and landmarks around us inspire my pictures. I let the architecture dictate the treatment of the photograph, creating a representational artwork. Share with me the enjoyment of the character and beauty of our man made surroundings“.

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