Prince Charles supports Hospice with lithograph

Art Fair 2014 is delighted to announce that His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has donated an Artist’s Proof of one of his own watercolour paintings to help raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice. This is the second time that Prince Charles has donated a personal artwork in aid of the charity.

The signed limited edition lithograph, entitled ‘The Castle of Mey’, will be part of a silent auction running throughout the exhibition that takes place from Friday 26th September to Saturday 4th October at Macclesfield Old Town Hall.

Fio Brereton, Chair of Art Fair 2014, says: “We are delighted The Prince of Wales has been kind enough to donate a picture to Art Fair 2014, which will be auctioned to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice. The Hospice has been celebrating its 25th anniversary and the Art Fair continues to mark this fantastic achievement. At the first Art Fair in 1999 The Prince of Wales donated one of his own works of art for auction, and we are really pleased that he has done so again.”

Tracey O’Keefe, Chair of Trustees at East Cheshire Hospice is thrilled that the Prince of Wales is supporting the event and says: “It is such an honour that His Royal Highness has donated a limited edition lithograph, and it reflects so well on the quality of art which is exhibited at Art Fair.”

‘The Castle of Mey’, which depicts the former holiday home of the late Queen Mother, is one of a limited edition of 20 Artists Proofs. The castle was built in the 16th century and is the most northerly castle on the British mainland, situated on the north coast of Caithness.

Visitors can view the limited edition lithograph at Macclesfield Old Town Hall throughout the exhibition, which is open from 10am to 5pm every day. Silent bids will be accepted until midday on Saturday 4th October, the final day of the show.


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