This is from a doorway on Pensioners’ Court, which is the court beyond Preacher’s Court. The Building with the four archways is part of the Brothers’ realm: the infirmary above and the coffee room below. I don’t know what the turret is, very intriguing.
The gardens were magnificent. In front of me was that huge magnolia tree. It moved in the wind and contained darkness much darker than I have drawn it.
I enjoyed the two towers: Barbican and Charterhouse, and the way the view was bracketed by the tree on the right and the lamp-post on the left.
One hour 45 minutes, drawn and coloured on location. The day was overcast and threatened rain. Round me, a gardener was watering the borders.
It should be “Pensioners’” court (plural).
3 thoughts on “Charterhouse, Pensioners’ Court”
Jane, I love all your drawings/water colours but this is one of my favourites. I love the symmetry and the mystery in the scene. Hope our paths cross again soon, Paul
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Thanks so much Paul. It’s a lovely place too, friendly and courteous people, and a peaceful atmosphere.