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The Sun in Splendour - The Battle of Mortimer's Cross - Wars of the Roses print by Graham Turner The Sun in Splendour Ref: Gic-G336
The Battle of Mortimer's Cross - 2nd February 1461

Just over a month after his father, the Duke of York, had been killed at Wakefield, Edward, Earl of March faced an army commanded by Henry VI's half-brother, Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, at Mortimer's Cross in Herefordshire.

As the sun rose to illuminate a clear bitterly cold day a rare meteorological phenomenon occurred that struck fear into Edward's men; 'were seen three suns in the firmament shining full clear, whereof the people had great marvel, and thereof were aghast. The noble Earl Edward them comforted and said. 'Be of good comfort and dread not; this is a good sign, for these three suns betoken the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and therefore let us have a good heart, and in the name of Almighty God go we against our enemies'.

What they had witnessed was a parhelion (sometimes called a sun dog), caused when ice crystals refract the sun's light, giving the appearance of three suns. Edward's quick-witted response to the situation undoubtedly reversed what could have been a morale-destroying disaster, and he clearly recognized the significance of this moment when he later adopted the sun in splendour as one of his primary badges.

Edward was descended from Edward III through the Mortimer Earls of March, and his powerful Mortimer connections in the Welsh marches would prove crucial to his victory at Mortimer's Cross and form an important part of his subsequent claim to the English throne. The Mortimer badge of the white lion, along with the Yorkist white rose, features throughout the painting, on Edward's standard, horse trappings, helmet and retainers' liveries.

Gicle Print published from a gouache painting by Graham Turner.

Each print individually printed to order on very high quality heavyweight paper, and then signed on the border by the artist.

Sizes given are approximate and include a border.

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Available in three alternative sizes - select size required below -
21"x 17" overall size has an image size of 17.25"x 12.5" (438mm x 317mm)
16"x 12" overall size has an image size of 13"x 9.5" (332mm x 241mm)
24"x 19" overall size has an image size of 20"x 14.5" (508mm x 369mm)

Approximate overall print size
21"x 17" (53cm x 43cm) 79.00
16"x 12" (41cm x 30cm) 59.00
24"x 19" (61cm x 49cm) 99.00



The Sun in Splendour canvas print The Sun in Splendour canvas print Ref: G336-XLC

This painting is also available reproduced on good quality canvas, individually printed before being stretched on wooden stretcher bars - just like the original oil painting - then varnished for protection.

Overall canvas size 29"x 21" (74cm x 53cm)

Note that canvas prints have no white border - this is the overall size of the canvas on its wooden stretcher bars and the image extends to the edge.

Each canvas is individually signed (on the reverse, as there is no border) by the artist, Graham Turner.

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Canvas orders going to an overseas address should email us at info@studio88.co.uk for a shipping price - our usual shipping rates do not apply.
Price: 194.00



Having printed your giclée print on the best quality fine-art paper (Hahnemühle 308gsm), Graham Turner individually signs it on the border.

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Graham Turner's original painting THE SUN IN SPLENDOUR is available for sale - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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THE WARS OF THE ROSES

THE MEDIEVAL ART OF GRAHAM TURNER - Signed by Graham Turner

Graham Turner's eagerly anticipated book about the Wars of the Roses is now available.

It includes over 120 of his paintings and drawings, many newly created, with supplementary images and a comprehensive and fascinating text that illuminates the complex, shifting course of events and the people who lived their lives through this tumultuous time.

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THE WARS OF THE ROSES
The Wars of the Roses

The period of civil strife in the second half of the 15th century now known as the Wars of the Roses was one of the most dramatic and turbulent in English history. Since first being inspired by a visit to Bosworth battlefield nearly 30 years ago, Graham Turner has immersed himself in the period to create a unique and comprehensive series of meticulously researched paintings that bring to life this colourful but unsettled chapter in our past and our ancestors who lived their lives through it.

Graham's available original paintings, along with prints and cards reproduced from them, are detailed here on the Studio 88 website, and the following links will take you to a relevant page to help your browsing.

THE FIRST BATTLE OF ST ALBANS, 1455

THE BATTLE OF BLORE HEATH, 1459

THE BATTLE OF LUDFORD BRIDGE, 1459

THE BATTLE OF NORTHAMPTON, 1460

THE BATTLE OF WAKEFIELD, 1460

THE BATTLE OF MORTIMER'S CROSS, 1461

THE SECOND BATTLE OF ST ALBANS, 1461

THE BATTLE OF TOWTON, 1461

THE BATTLE OF HEDGELEY MOOR, 1464

THE BATTLE OF HEXHAM, 1464

THE BATTLE OF EDGCOTE, 1469

THE BATTLE OF EMPINGHAM, 1470

THE BATTLE OF BARNET, 1471

THE BATTLE OF TEWKESBURY, 1471

THE BATTLE OF BOSWORTH, 1485

THE BATTLE OF STOKE, 1487

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The Wars of the Roses - Medieval Art Paintings, Prints and Cards by Graham Turner

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