Lord Leycester Hospital in Moonlight Warwick

The Inspiration:

(freehand and painted in water based oils)

Commissioned by the Mitchell Gallery, Church Street, Warwick.

The building dates back to 1571 and is used as a retirement home for Ex. Serviceman, who in return, give their services running the Hospital.

I wanted to portray the Hospital in a Dickensian/Victorian feel.

The Chapel building dates back to 1126 and is one of a cluster of medieval buildings, as part of the Hospital.

The Lord Leycester has been used for location filming over the years for various TV programs, including Doctor Who (see Doctor Who Locations website to find the above image.)

It is also used for public weddings and is a tourist attraction.

The Brethren’s Kitchen has served meals on the site for over 500 years.

A newly published paperback entitled “Masters and the Brethren”is for sale at the Lord Leycester Hospital Ticket Office and the Warwick Tourist Office

See PRESS article in Touchbase magazine December 2009-January 2010. ‘Origins of the Warwick Collection’

See PRESS article in Warwickshire Life magazine, December 2009. ‘Scenes of Warwick life’

See PRESS article in the Warwickshire Touchbase magazine Feb/Mar 2010. Mitchell Gallery-Warwick, pages 60 and 61

See PRESS article in Picture Business magazine, October 2009.  Gallery, Parrish notes! page 17

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Pencil sketch




Greeting Card

with envelope and cellophane wrapped for sale at £4 each (including postage)

(size 8.5in x 6in)



The Warwick Collection

© Kevin Alun Parrish 2009