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Ely Cathedral


Ely Cathedral is a glorious building which has been represented in art many times over the centuries. Now, for the first time, we have an opportunity to celebrate the artistic angle for the benefit of the Cathedral. Alexander Creswell's work is displayed in many public and private collections.

He has an international reputation as Britain's finest contemporary watercolour painter and has undertaken commissions for HM The Queen and many others. He has paintings in The Frick Museum & The Forbes Collection, New York and has held many exhibitions in London, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai and elsewhere. In 2008 he was awarded the Arthur Ross Award for Excellence in the Classical Tradition.

"Ely Cathedral is a fabulous subject, presenting in one glance almost every challenge that a painter can encounter; not just the light, the perspective, colour & scale, but its soaring majesty and awe-inspiring spirit. I am delighted that my work will go towards supporting the Cathedral so that its wonders may be experienced by future generations for years to come." Alexander Creswell

Limited Edition Prints

Ely Cathedral - 'The Choir'. size 27 x 22 inches 67 x 55 cm. Price £300 framed

Ely Cathedral - 'The Lady Chapel'. size 22 x 27 inches 55 x 67 cm. Price £300 framed

Ely Cathedral - 'Under the Octagon'. Two sizes available, £400 each framed

Large: size 35 x 41 inches 90 x 104 cm Small: size 23 x 27 inches 56 x 67 cm 

The Order of St Etheldreda was established under the patronage of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, OM, GCVO, GBE, ONZ, QSO, AK, GCL, CC, CMM, in 1992 to support the Great Restoration of Ely Cathedral and to provide essential ongoing financial support.

Order Form & How To Pay

There are 300 prints of each painting, each one numbered and signed by the artist. Prints are available individually framed for the prices shown, or buy all three for £800. These prints have been generously donated and therefore VAT exempt allowing 100% to go the Cathedral. 

Please download an order form from the link below and return via the address on the form or email:

The Ely Series ORDER FORM
The Ely Series BROCHURE

For further information on Alexander Creswell please visit

For further information on Ely Cathedral and The Order of St Etheldreda contact the Director of Development - Hannah Wilcox - DDI: 01353 660321

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Under the Octagon Enlarge