Canvas Print St Saviour’s Dock.

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St Saviours Dock is a small inlet-style dock on the south bank of the River Thames, immediately downriver and east of Tower Bridge.  It was photographed from a kayak and was exhibited as part of the River Within – London exhibition.


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18. St Saviours Dock.
The River Within - London. Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery 2019

St Saviour's Dock

St Saviour’s Dock  is close to Tower Bridge and at low water reveals the gloopy mud that carpets the Thames river bed from here to the sea.  Charles Dickens based some of his novel ‘Oliver Twist’ in this area, which was notorious for its extreme poverty at that time. It was almost certainly St Saviour’s Dock where Sykes fell from a roof and died, stuck in the mud. I made this photograph from a kayak while paddling from Putney to Rotherhithe and back. 

This image was exhibited at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond-upon-Thames as a large canvas print.  The River Within – London exhibition

About the prints

These canvas prints are made by a professional lab using 12 colour UV inks printed onto 100% cotton artists canvas. The museum-quality artist’s stretcher bars, which form the frame of the print, are made using European kiln-dried knotless pine, which is extremely hard wearing and not susceptible to warping like cheaper woods are prone to do. Each bar features a rounded back edge, designed to ensure that the canvas is always kept a full ½” (13mm) above the stretcher bar to ensure that there can be no ghost impressions on the canvas. These stretcher bars also incorporate ‘wedges’ which are placed in each corner and allow the canvas to be stretched extremely tightly over the frame. It also allows the canvas to be restretched at a later date, which is particularly important for the larger size canvas prints.   

So this means that these prints will not fade or sag like many cheaper canvas prints often do.  If you don’t hang your print in direct sunlight or in a damp place such as a bathroom, it will last for many years.