Piper arrived in Coventry the morning after the air raid of 14 November 1940 that resulted in 1000 casualties and the destruction of the medieval Coventry Cathedral. He made drawings of the Cathedral, still on fire when he arrived, which he subsequently worked up into two oil paintings in his studio, Interior of Coventry Cathedral, now exhibited at the Herbert Art Gallery, described by Jeffery Daniels in The Times as "all the more poignant for the exclusion of a human element" and Coventry Cathedral, now exhibited at Manchester Art Gallery.
During Piper's lifetime, prints were often made of his paintings using the screenprinting process. The prints offered here are handmade by master printmakers using the same traditional techniques, each of the 20 colours being applied seperately through screens.
Piper showed great generosity towards cathedrals and churches. We hope that in offering these prints we can help his contribution to endure. 75 years after the Coventry blitz, we hope that these two new limited edition Piper screenprints will raise Â£100,000 for Coventry Cathedral.
Â£200 from the sale of each of these prints will be donated to the Cathedral