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Page to Richard III, Bosworth 1485 by Mark Churms. (P)


Page to Richard III, Bosworth 1485 by Mark Churms. (P)

Study for the original painting Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.
Item Code : MC0029PPage to Richard III, Bosworth 1485 by Mark Churms. (P) - This Edition
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Original Pencil Drawing by Mark Churms.

Paper size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)Artist : Mark Churms£50 Off!Now : £190.00

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Mark Churms

Mark was born in Wales in 1967. He gained his degree in Architectural Studies at Oxford Polytechnic in 1989, but soon his interest in drawing buildings was surpassed by his love of painting horses and in 1991 he began work as a freelance artist. His first commissions were for sporting subjects, Polo, Racing and Hunting. However his consuming passion for military history, particularly of the Napoleonic era, quickly became his dominant theme, with the invaluable counsel of French military experts (accuracy in uniform and terrain of the various battles takes a great deal of time and consultation with many experts across Europe). Mark Churms joined Cranston Fine Arts in 1991 and for a period of 8 years, was commissioned for several series and special commissions. His series of the Zulu War, and of the Battle of Waterloo were the highlights during this period. Mark Churms' deep understanding and detailed knowledge of the period made Mark at that time one of the most prolific and successfull artists for Cranston Fine Arts. Cranston Fine Arts are proud with their series of superb art prints and original paintings painted by Mark Churms in this period. We now offer Mark Churms art prints in special 2 and 4 print packs with great discounts as well as a number of selected original paintings at upto half price.

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