The Sunshine Roof


A stunning and dynamic print of: The Sunshine Roof by influential artist Cyril Power from c.1934. Available framed or unframed.

The Sunshine Roof was made by British artist Cyril Power around 1934. Power was both a student and teacher of the influential Grosvenor School in London’s Pimlico. Produced originally with the pioneering technique of Linocut. This is a new museum-quality giclee archival print made using materials which will last for many years and is available ready framed for instant display.

Quick details
This beautiful print is museum / archival quality using the best pigment inks on heavyweight Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper. It’s made to last many years and won’t yellow like cheaper inferior prints.
A4 prints are £10, A3 prints are £20 and A4 framed prints are £20.
We ship worldwide: UK £3.80. EU £12.50. World £14.50.

About the work
Cyril Power’s son ( also Cyril ) drove a ‘Green Line’ bus between London and Hertford and it is thought that The Sunshine Roof was inspired by this journey. It is one of a series of prints produced by Power and other artists of The Grosvenor School which explored the impact of technology on modern life. The expressionist quality of the work shows the influence of Futurism and Vorticism in its depiction of speed, movement and light. The strong colouring, dynamic angles and vortex-like air currents around the bus draw us into the journey with a sense of adventure alongside our fellow passengers. As an evocation of the sheer pleasure in travelling the open road in 1930s Britain The Sunshine Roof is a magical image of modernity and optimism for a promising future in which machines would make everyday life ever more pleasurable. For the joy of travel and transport this print is hard to beat.

About giclée
The giclée process is ‘the best kind of fine art print available today’ and uses precision digital technology. Favoured by leading international museums and fine artists for superb detail and quality of reproduction with rich saturated colour. These prints are often mistaken for originals.

As with any work of art we recommend displaying your print away from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Made to last
This is a hand-finished, museum-quality archival print made using materials which will last for many years. It is printed in archival quality pigment inks on Somerset Velvet 255gsm acid free paper reproducing the original work. This heavyweight mould-made paper won’t yellow or degrade like inferior products. Our prints will stay true, bright and beautiful for years.

Available unframed on an A4 or A3 size sheet with margins for framing

This diagram shows the approximate scale when compared with a person.
Choose either an A4 print or a larger A3 print.
Both sizes fit readily available frames.

A4 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 200mm W x Proportional to image H.
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: Proportional to image.
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 5mm

A3 sheet print sizes
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 277mm W x Proportional to image H.
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 53mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 10mm

Available ready framed too

Buy The Sunshine Roof ready framed. Great for instant display or if you'd like to send a stunning gift.

Your print will be sent in a smart black frame and professionally sealed on the reverse.
The frame is polymer crystal-glazed fibreboard and includes a built in stand for table top use and also a loop for wall hanging.

Add 'Framed A4 print' to your order.
Frame sizes: 240 x 330mm x 15mm

The Sunshine Roof

The Sunshine Roof framed

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your print will be sent wrapped in protective packaging and dispatched quickly.
If you are in a hurry feel free to drop us a line to check on special express shipping options before ordering.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Fast dispatch of your prints from our Northampton, England studio in double quick time

Shipping: UK – £3.80. Europe – £12.50. World – £14.50.

Estimated delivery times
UK: 2-3 business days from dispatch.
Europe: 3-5 business days from dispatch.
Rest of world: 6-7 business days from dispatch.


Framing options

A4 print – black frame, A4 print – unframed, A3 print – unframed

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