Bristol Beauties A3 Poster by Vanilla White Pictures | The Bristol Shop

Bristol Beauties A3 Poster by Vanilla White Pictures

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A selection of the most distinctive stone carvings of ladies on buildings in Corn Street including The Exchange and St Nicholas Market inside.

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. Corn Street
  6. The Exchange – Corn Street
  7. The Exchange – Corn Street
  8. Corn Street
  9. Corn Street

The Exchange was built in 1741–43 by John Wood the Elder, with carvings by Thomas Paty. It is the only surviving 18th-century exchange building in England. The front of the building has Corinthian columns in the centre and pilasters to the sides. A frieze with human and animal heads symbolises trade, and a Royal Coat of Arms is displayed in the tympanum.

It was intended for merchants of all types, and a number directly involved in the Guinea and West Indian slave trade used it for business transactions. Inside the Corn Exchange the plasterwork in the main hall represents the four corners of the world, including Africa and America, the latter wearing a headdress of tobacco leaves. On the outside of the building are carvings of African, American, Asian and European figures and animals, again symbols of Bristol's foreign trade including the Bristol slave trade.

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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