Portico Library: Limited Edition


Fine Art Print

Edition of 100

In stock (can be backordered)


An Original shelf portrait painting of the Portico Library spineless books . A special collaboration between Roo Waterhouse and the Portico Library, Manchester, producing two oil paintings inspired by the Library’s 19th-century collection.

25% of the sale price going to the Portico Library Adopt-a-book programme.

This image is a detail of one of my original ‘Shelf-Portrait’ oil paintings ‘Portico’ available for sale here.

  • Limited Edition Fine Art print on 280g Fine Art paper
  • Numbered out of an edition of 100
  • Signed and numbered under the image by the artist
  • with a certificate of authentication on the back
  • Backed and Mounted (except for United States and Europe**)
  • If in stock: shipped in 2 to 3 working days
  • On back order (or International): shipped in 10-14 working days

The printed image measures 30 x 60 cm.
Total size including window mount approx 35 x 70 cm
Frame not included

**Please note orders for the United States and Europe will be posted unmounted in a cardboard tube, and may incur local taxes on/before delivery**If you wish to ship to elsewhere in the world, please contact me directly.

I love painting the details of the scuffed corners and worn edges – the evidence that these books have been well loved, playing their parts in peoples life stories….

I feel privileged to be able to do what I love for a living, and to have others appreciate it. My book art work brings together my loves of painting, typography and books. I love to paint Bespoke Shelf Portrait paintings: clients gather their favourite editions together for me to paint. As I paint, a picture of their lives and loves grows across the canvas, across the shelf. Which books would you choose for your Shelf Portrait?

Find out more about my bespoke paintings here

Additional information

Dimensions 75.5 × 45 cm

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