Llanwonno Original Lino Print

St. Gwynno Church in Llanwonno, pictured in this lino print, is a medieval building, difficult to date. Christian worship began here as far back as the sixth century.

The church was restored in 1894, and has impressive stained glass windows and, in a niche above the doorway, is a figure of Gwynno copied from a medieval stained glass window at Llanwynog in Powys. Inside the church are an ancient font and a fragment of an early Celtic cross which probably dates from the 7th or 8th century. The Cistercian Way, a long-distance footpath around Wales which links the Cistercian historic sites of the Principality, runs past the church.

The oldest grave dates back to 1167 but the most famous belongs to the legendary 18th-century runner Griffith Morgan. Known as Gyto Nyth Bran he died in 1737 after finishing his last and greatest race. He ran 12 miles in 53 minutes and upon being congratulated by his sweetheart for his achievement he collapsed and died. He was laid to rest near the western porch and tourists visit his grave from all around the world.

Description

The ‘Llanwonno’ is an original hand-pulled lino print. Each print is signed. The print is available on its own or presented in a 8 x 8 inch professionally cut soft white mount. Image size approx. 3.5 x 3.5 inches. The lino print will be sent to you in appropriate protective packaging to ensure safe delivery. Printed on 150gsm smooth surface acid-free cartridge paper using black Caligo relief ink. ***PLEASE NOTE***This original artwork is individually handprinted (without the aid of a press). As a result, it is likely to contain unique imperfections as is the nature of hand printing. 

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