International Artists Day – HRH The Prince of Wales

International Artists Day – HRH The Prince of Wales

If you’ve ever visited the Orchard Tea Room at Highgrove Gardens, you will be aware that HRH The Prince of Wales is a keen artist. Adorning the walls of the Anteroom are a number of original artworks by The Prince of the Highgrove Estate.

A number of these original watercolours have been used to create an exclusive range of reproductions which feature scenes of the Highgrove Estate, other iconic royal residences and some of The Prince's favourite places, including Yorkshire, Greece, The Klosters and Scotland.

Each design is created through a form of printing known as lithography. Unlike other forms of printing, lithography does not require any engraving or embossing. Instead the design is applied to the flat surface of a stone or metal plate, where an alternate use of damping and inking ensures that only the artist's drawn image receives the application of ink. This is then printed on suitable paper and creates the lithographic print.

Capturing a very personal expression of the Prince’s love of painting, we are proud to be able to present six limited edition Lithographs, the latest of which features the landscape of Corfu.

Featuring a view across the Straits of Corfu to the obscure terrain beyond of the Albanian coast, this limited-edition lithograph was created from an original watercolour by HRH The Prince of Wales and was painted in the north east of Corfu, an island in the Ionian region of Greece. 

This lithograph is limited to 100 copies, individually numbered and signed and dated by His Royal Highness, beautifully framed, mounted by hand and issued in a presentation case with a certificate of authenticity.

Alongside creating his own artwork, The Prince of Wales is also supportive of those who are seeking an art education having founded the Royal Drawing School in 2000.

All profits from the sale of the limited-edition lithographs will be donated to The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation, a grant-making organisation which supports a wide range of causes, including projects in the built environment, young people and education, responsible enterprise and global sustainability.