The London Apprentice pub, Isleworth
- Original hand pulled screen print
- 8 colours
- 30 x 40 cm
- Heritage White 315 gsm paper
- Edition of 50
The pub dates back to fifteenth century, but was later rebuilt during the first half of the eighteenth century. It is uncertain whether the London Apprentice owes its name to the ‘apprentice lads’ of the various livery companies of London who would row out to Isleworth in gaily decked barges during their free time, or to the famous ballad ‘The honour of an Apprentice of London'. The pub is said to have been patronised by such eminent personalities as Henry VIII, Charles I, Charles II (with Nell Gwynne), Lady Jane Grey and Oliver Cromwell, all of whom had close links with nearby Syon House. The Inn was also a popular haunt of highwaymen from Hounslow Heath, most notably the infamous and unsavoury, Dick Turpin.
The icon in the sky background represents an apprentice boy from the old pub sign.
Signed and numbered on the front at the bottom.
Orders are carefully wrapped, rolled into a strong tube and despatched by Royal Mail Special next day delivery signed and tracked within three days, usually quicker.
Overseas orders are rolled into a strong tube and sent by courier.