The Greenwich History & Heritage Collection - Part 1: The Old Royal Naval CollegePosted August 23 2011
The Flood Gallery are proud to announce our first commissioned poster series: The Greenwich History Heritage Collection.
Illustrated and hand printed by Denver poster artist John Vogl the four poster series of prints celebrates the history and heritage of our home town of Greenwich.
The first poster in the series is a beautiful illustration of The Old Royal Naval College, the architectural centrepiece of A World Heritage Site in Greenwich, London, The college is described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO as being of “outstanding universal value” and reckoned to be the “finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles”.
The site is managed by the Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College (Foundation), set up in July 1998 as a Registered Charity to “look after these magnificent buildings and their grounds for the benefit of the nation”. The buildings were originally constructed to serve as the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, now generally known as Greenwich Hospital, which was designed by Christopher Wren, and built between 1696 and 1712. The hospital closed in 1869. Between 1873 and 1998 it was the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
Silk screen printed by hand on French cover paper stock, the print measures 18 x 24" and is signed and numbered edition of 250.product page.