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Original Edition

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy, 2013. Also known as 'The Pope's Well' (Pozzo di S. Patrizio), constructed between 1527 and 1537 by architect-engineer Antonio da Sangallo the Younger of Florence as requested by Pope Clement VII during the sack of Rome. The pope was concerned that the city's water supply would not be sufficient during a siege. The name was inspired by medieval legends that St. Patrick's Purgatory in Ireland gave access down to Purgatory, indicating something very deep.

The architect-engineer Antonio da Sangallo the Younger surrounded the central well shaft with two spiral ramps in a double helix, accessed by two doors, which allowed mules to carry empty and full water vessels separately in downward and upward directions without obstruction. The cylindrical well is 53.15 metres (174.4 ft) deep with a base diameter of 13 metres (43 ft). There are 248 steps and 70 windows provide illumination.

Available Editions:
Small Edition - A4 approx. (150) Printed by the artist.
Original Edition - A3 approx. (100) Printed by the artist.
Medium Edition - From A3 up to 30" width (150) Printed by 3rd party professional lab.
Large Edition - Above 30" long edge (150) Printed by 3rd party professional lab.

Framing and mounting available. Almost any size or material: canvases, canvas wraps, acrylic, photo blocks, MDF, gator board, perspex - please ask for a quotation.

Artwork is signed and numbered by the artist on the rear of the print in pencil. The date and image title is also included.

Rest assured your print will reach you in perfect condition - guaranteed. Posted flat and in a presentation box using Royal Mail's premium fully insured service.

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Materials used:

8 colour archival quality pigment inks, 270gsm Platinum Lustre fine art paper

St. Patrick's Well - Limited Edition Print

$231.84

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