Christ Church Gate, Canterbury, J.M.W. Turner


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Christ Church Gate, Canterbury, J.M.W. Turner - Prints and Canvas Panels

"Christ Church Gate, Canterbury" by William Turner, a prominent English Romantic painter, captures the essence of Canterbury's historical and architectural grandeur. This masterpiece, painted in the early 19th century, showcases Turner's mastery in portraying light, atmosphere, and intricate details.

The painting depicts the iconic Christ Church Gate, a magnificent Gothic structure that serves as an entrance to Canterbury Cathedral. Turner's brushstrokes breathe life into the stone facade, emphasizing its ornate carvings and majestic arches. The play of sunlight on the ancient stones creates a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow, adding depth and dimension to the composition.

In the foreground, figures dressed in period attire evoke a sense of timelessness, as if the viewer is transported to a bygone era. Their presence adds a human element to the architectural splendor, enhancing the painting's narrative quality.

Turner's use of color is exquisite; he employs a harmonious palette of warm golden tones and subtle shades of gray and brown, capturing the inherent beauty of the historical monument. The sky, painted in soft hues of blue and white, complements the overall composition, imparting a sense of tranquility and balance to the scene.

"Christ Church Gate, Canterbury" is not merely a depiction of architectural brilliance; it embodies the spirit of the place. Turner's keen observational skills and artistic brilliance allow viewers to experience the ambiance of Canterbury Cathedral, feel the passage of time, and appreciate the enduring beauty of historical architecture. Through this painting, Turner invites us to contemplate the intersection of human craftsmanship and natural light, creating a visual narrative that transcends time and resonates with the viewers' senses.

This artwork stands as a testament to Turner's ability to capture the essence of a place, making it more than a mere painting—it is a window into the soul of Canterbury, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in its rich history and architectural marvels.

Available as a fine art print and as a stretched canvas panel (heavy fine art canvas stretched over 1.5 inch deep edge solid wood frame).

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All prints are made using archival art stocks and UV pigment inks to give up to 200 years life. Prints are sold unframed and unmounted.



All orders for unframed fine art prints and original paintings are dispatched within 2 working days of receipt of payment.

Orders for custom framed prints are dispatched within 4 working days.

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All print and original painting orders are fully insured against loss or damage in transit. We refund or replace any damaged or lost orders.

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Size and Printed Materials

Fine art papers are printed without any additional white border Please let us know at the time of ordering if you would like a small additional white border.

Rolled canvas options have an additional white border of approximately 2.5 inches (7cm) on all 4 sides to aid stretching.

Ready to hang canvas panels are stretched on 1.5 inch deep solid pine frames from sustainable forestry sources. The image is mirrored on all 4 sides to give an aesthetically pleasing finish.

Gift Wrap Option

Why not have us gift wrap your order and attach a personalised message to the recipient. Available for all orders. Each order is hand wrapped in high quality gift wrap with meatllic ribbon and bow. Your personalised message is printed on a card which is included with your order.

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Why Choose GalleryThane?

  • Printed and framed in-house
  • Free UK delivery
  • Free EU an USA delivery on orders over £200
  • Tracking and insurance included in every order
  • Fast 1-3 day dispatch
  • Gift wrapping service available
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  • Great customer support

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What makes our prints and canvas panels so special

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Latest Giclee printing technology

We have invested in the latest wide format print technology to produce museum quality giclee prints utilising the highest quality pigment inks to give outstanding colour reproduction.

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Museum quality archival fine art papers

We print on the finest quality fine art papers with textured, smooth and lustre finishes for prints which last a lifetime. From aceo to 40x80 inch large format, every print has our lifetime quality guarantee.

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Solid wood frames, cotton canvas

 All of the wood for our canvas panels and frames is responsibly sourced from managed forests. Our cotton canvas is completely seedless for the highest quality reproduction possible.

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Have your choice of prints mounted and framed from our wide range of colours and styles.

Have your gift wrapped

Why not have us gift wrap your order and attach a personalised message to the recipient. Available for all orders. Each order is hand wrapped in high quality gift wrap with meatllic ribbon and bow. Your personalised message is printed on a card which is included with your order.

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This was a present for my wife and she loves it. The quality is very good. Thanks for your excellent service.

Fantastic packaging and a stunning print. Thank you!

Great quality and a good idea to include a 'free gift' mini-pic to show what the other finishes are like.

Really excellent print quality! I have just had my print framed and it looks great thank you

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My art print arrived quickly and in excellent condition! Very high quality print! Thank you!!

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I ordered the canvas panel as a gift for my sister and she was delighted the canvas is really good quality and perfectly stretched. The finish on the back was really profesionally done too

Amazing print well printed and a reasonable price

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