Reflection from David Finney InnReflection from David Finney Inn
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Product description:This work began as a high resolution ground-level photograph, then I added artistic effects to the image, retaining most of the detail of the subject building, providing a traditional Brandywine School look but from a unique aerial perspective. This is a ground-level picture of a reflection from the front window of the David Finney Inn. Dating to the 1700s, the Inn was built across the street from David’s father’s home, now called the Amstel House Museum. The two homes used to be connected by an underground tunnel and old rumors are that both homes have a resident ghost. In the reflection of the window is the cupola to the old New Castle County Courthouse. The Courthouse served as Delaware's first state capital and court, the location where Independence was declared twice – from Pennsylvania and from Great Britain. The cupola has an important geographical importance. In the mid-1600s, King Charles II borrowed money to rebuild England's navy from William Penn's father. The King died in 1681 and on August 24, 1682, the Duke of York granted a significant chunk of his American land – including what is now Delaware and Pennsylvania – to the young William Penn to clear the debt, making Penn the single largest landowner in the world. William Penn arrived in New Castle with 100 fellow Quakers to establish a colony based on religious freedom. He later moved up the river to found Philadelphia. The deed granted to Penn “all that the Towne of Newcastle otherwise called Delaware and All that Tract of Land lying within the Compass or Circle of 12 Miles about the same scituate...” The arc with the 12 mile radius explains the round edge of the top of Delaware's border, and defines its start point as the cupola atop the Courthouse. The New Castle County Courthouse is one of 13 National Historic Landmarks in Delaware. This is a Giclée fine art print, using archival inks on cold-press, acid-free 100% cotton rag watercolor paper, with an estimated 200 year archival life. Prints are 15.5” x 19.5” to fit mat opening of 16” x 20” and frame out to standard size frame holding a 20” x 24” mat. This is one of 250 limited-edition prints. Print is hand-signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
 
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Reflection from David Finney Inn

Fine Art Prints by Michael Melloy

Artwork Description: This work began as a high resolution ground-level photograph, then I added artistic effects to the image, retaining most of the detail of the subject building, providing a traditional Brandywine School look but from a unique aerial perspective.

This is a ground-level picture of a reflection from the front ...
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Michael grew up in Wilmington, Delaware. He is a graduate of Wilmington Friends School, Boston College and the University of Virginia. He has lived and worked in Boston, Washington, D.C, Manhattan, San Francisco, Lisbon, Portugal and Wilmington, Delaware, taking up photography with his travels. In late 2013, Michael did some long-term traveling, spending six months in Ecuador. Prior to the trip, he upgraded camera equipment and invested in a quadcopter with a camera, learning how to do aerial pictures and videos. While most people who fly focus...read more