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The Citadel Clock Tower Halifax - Downtown Tote Tall

The Citadel Clock Tower Halifax - Downtown Tote Tall

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A tote bag featuring a beautifully detailed sketch by Downtown Sketcher of the iconic clock tower, located within the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, was built in 1803 by the Royal Engineers. It holds great significance as a symbol of the city's history and heritage, and it is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Halifax.

The tower's construction was part of the fortification of the city following the American Revolutionary War and the creation of the first Halifax Citadel. The clock tower served as a military installation and played a crucial role in the defense of the city. Today, it stands as a testament to Halifax's rich military past and is a popular tourist attraction, offering panoramic views of the city while enjoying a picnic on the slopes.

This tote bag is not only a practical accessory but also a piece of "walkable art" that allows you to carry an iconic piece of Halifax's living history with you wherever you go. The sketch is part of a collection that includes various urban sketches and art prints inspired by different locations, making it a special and personalized item for those who appreciate function, art and travel.

12oz Heavy Canvas Tote with Gussets 15" W x 4"D x 16"H with canvas handle.

Eco-Friendly Statement:
Our canvas bags are meticulously crafted with a commitment to sustainability, utilizing eco-conscious materials and manufacturing processes. We take pride in our efforts to minimize environmental impact throughout every stage of production.

Material Composition:
These stylish canvas bags are crafted from 100% cotton, ensuring both durability and sustainability. We believe in transparency regarding the materials used in our products, empowering consumers to make informed choices.

Washing Instructions:
To keep your canvas bags looking their best, we recommend washing them with cool water and a mild detergent. This gentle approach helps preserve the integrity of the material. After washing, simply hang the bags to dry naturally. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals, as they can compromise the fabric's quality.

Additional Care Tips:
To prolong the lifespan of your canvas bags, it's advisable to store them in a cool, dry place when not in use. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or high temperatures, as these factors can cause fading and deterioration over time.

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Any unauthorized reprint or use of this image is strictly prohibited. No part of the artwork may be reproduced, resold, or used for promotional or social media use without written consent from the artist of © Wynand van Niekerk, @downtownsketcher.

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Prints available in 4 sizes: 5'x7', 8'x10'. 9'x12', 11'x14'

Originals available in 9'x12' only

Care Instructions

It's important that you should care for your fine art prints just as you would any delicate and valuable artwork. With proper handling, your prints will remain in pristine condition for many years to come.

Follow these recommendations:

Natural skin oils or other contaminants can easily transfer to the print. As a preventative measure, we recommend washing your hands before touching the print. Use both hands and support the back of the print when picking it up.
Never attempt to rub the surface of the image with your finger or fingernail as this could scratch the surface of the print.

Exposure to Elements
Keep your print out of direct sunlight. Even the best quality materials are subject to cracking or fading if exposed to prolonged periods of sunlight. Although normal incandescent light bulbs do not present a problem, fluorescent lights do emit harmful ultraviolet rays.
Hang your print away from areas where airborne grime, dust and pollutants such as cigarette smoke can leave a discolouring residue.
Avoid extreme fluctuations in moisture and temperature. Excessive fluctuations between dryness and humidity, or extreme heat and cold can negatively affect the state of your print. Museums keep the temperature generally around 18 degrees Celsius and a relative humidity of 40%. If the humidity is too high, be on the lookout for mold.

When framing your print use a good quality glass specifically designed for protecting fine art and photographic images. We also recommend using an acid-free archival mat to prevent the print and glass from touching. Like many artworks, an original is sensitive to light. Please ensure that your framer uses UV resistant/museum glass when framing. This glass will protect the artwork against direct or indirect light for years to come.

To prevent accidents, store your print away from anything that might press against the image surface. Some objects may not seem sharp enough to damage the print, but you'd be surprised at what will cause a scratch, a tear, or a rip.
Do not stack prints on top of each other. Separate them with pieces of acid-free paper to avoid damage.
Wrap your print well if you plan to transport it. Be sure to put a piece of acid-free paper over the front to protect the print. Rough handling can damage the print so pack it securely.
Do not cover your print with plastic for long periods of time. If there is humidity in the air, the mold may begin to grow. Cotton, acid-free sheets are the best for keeping dust away.

The print should be dusted with a clean, soft rag, to prevent dust buildup. Never use cleaning products or water as this may permanently damage the print.
Do not blow on your print as you may inadvertently deposit water droplets that can mark your print.
If using compressed air, apply short bursts while keeping the nozzle at least 12" back from the face of the print.

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