Waterloo Tower, Quex by Andy Tuohy (Limited Edition Print)


Built in 1819 to house a twelve bell peel made at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry which was too big for the local church, Waterloo Tower in the grounds of Quex Park in Birchington-on-Sea commemorates Wellington’s men.  The distinctive cast iron spire sits on four octagonal four storey turrets built of red bricks from the Faversham brickfields. Modelled on Faversham Church spire it was described by Pevsner as a ‘remarkably daring achievement for its date’ and acts as a landmark for Quex Park and The Powell-Cotton Museum which sits within the grounds. An attraction in itself the Museum houses dioramas created by Percy Powell-Cotton in the late nineteenth century, alongside an extensive collection of natural history specimens and cultural objects.

Designer and illustrator Andy Tuohy perfectly captures the history of the tower in a new artwork available from Lombard Street Gallery, with animals from the dioramas making an appearance in the grounds. The print, available in an edition of 100, adds a modern, yet historic, addition to his popular series of location pictures.

 Limited edition giclee print. Edition of 100, signed by the artist.

Unframed 50 x 70 cm. 

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Exhibition at Lombard Street Gallery: 15 June to 22 July 2012  Andy Tuohy Solo Exhibition

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Each limited edition giclée print is on heavy weight Hahnemühle fine art paper – the finest paper available for giclée printing in terms of archival qualities and print fidelity. Each print is signed by the artist, embossed and numbered as part of a strictly limited edition.

Andy Tuohy creates retro inspired original artworks of architecture, landmarks, locations and objects. Andy trained as a graphic designer at Liverpool Polytechnic (now John Moores) and worked in publishing and advertising for many years before going it alone as an artist designer. His work often includes subjects as diverse as modernist architecture; coastal landmarks from beach huts to bus shelters; transport; landscapes and seascapes.

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