Title: Munster 78
Watercolour PRINT .
Unable to afford an original of Ken Howard at several thousand pounds, I have been content to have this numbered 158 / 247 limited edition print in which I was attracted to the skill of the artist and the perspectives of the painting.
I don't suppose there a re many limited editions that have a number correction on the mount ? Please see image.
The painting depicts Ulmer Munster, the Ulm Minster, near the Danube in Germany.
Additionally there is the regimental badge of The Royal Scots , 1st Battalion Royal Scots , ( The Royal Regiment ) under the mount print, and was printed at the same time as the limited edition run..
HOWEVER, this now becomes interesting.. In different ink, and would appear to have been added after the print run, but by whom I don't have knowledge, is the hand written inscription , or dedication to, 1st. Battalion the Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment ), MUNSTER 1976-79.
Researching The Royal Scots I find from Wikipedia the following text...
They moved to Münster in mid-1976 as the Nuclear Convoy Battalion charged with the protection of 8 Regiment RCT. In this role the Battalion was equipped with Landrovers, a change from the normal equipment used by previous and subsequent NCB units which were armoured infantry battalion.
Returning to Scotland in 1979 C Company was detached as 'C Battalion' providing administrative support to the Edinburgh Tattoo. However almost immediately the Ministry of Defence moved to amalgamate the two battalions.
This was not a new idea: the origins of the combined entity, Royal Scots Borderers, dates from the 1990 Options for Change review, when it was initially announced that the Royal Scots and King's Own Scottish Borderers would amalgamate. That amalgamation was subsequently rescinded. The Royal Scots Battalion and King's Own Scottish Borderers Battalion duly amalgamated on 1 August 2006 – upon their amalgamation, the new battalion took the name Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland
Ulmer Munster was for many years the tallest church steeple in the world, although Ken Howard has painted one of the lower steeples in this picture, probably on the East side of the church.
The church is described as of Lutheran, Protestant denomination.
Size: Measures 63cm x 47cm about 25 x 18.5 INCHES
In a polished black wood frame with gilt inserts, glazed with printed mount.
Price: £48.00 on viewing and collection. (excluding post & Packing costs)