We were recently asked about the availability of the Norman Neasom Map depicting Redditch in the 1700s. After some investigation we received this reply from his daughter, Jeannie Brown, at Neasom Fine Art.
Dad was keen on local history and the chances are that you have seen some of his work, including the maps, about in Redditch. He did get some photograph prints done whilst he was alive, but we’ve since had the originals scanned and digitally cleaned up to remove some of the ghosting lines from the joints (the original was drawn on two sheets of paper)
We do sell giclee prints of the Old Redditch map (there is one of Bromsgrove as well), the original is very large, the image/sketch size is 1130mm (44 -1/2″) x 495mm (19-1/2″).
This large size makes it very difficult for framers because of the mounting board sizes are limited.
There used to be a full size (not particularly good quality) copy of the map on the main entrance corridor wall at The Alexandria Hospital Redditch. This copy (and the Bromsgrove map) were donated by dad some years ago and are photographic reproductions.
We can supply full size giclee prints but we would normally recommend a 3/4 size print which will give an image of approx 848mm (33-3/8″) x 371mm (14-5/8″) for self framing.
The costs for 3/4 size print only, supplied rolled in a tube for your own mounting/framing:-
£75.00, including UK mainland postage.
We could supply full sized prints for £95.00 (inc UK mainland p&p) should anyone require one.
We were also pleased to receive from Jeannie a copy of the Birchensale book by her father which contains numerous copies of his paintings of Birchensale farm where he grew up. This book has now been added to our archives and we are in the process of compiling a document about Norman for our “Life & Times” section of the Redditch Virtual Museum.
If anyone has any information, memories or documents relating Norman to help us compile this document then we would be very pleased to hear from you.