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Sugar cane was brought to Cuba by its first governor, Diego Velasquez and was well suited to the climate and location. It spread to all provinces of Cuba and production increased to over five million tons in 1929.


"Painting made from the shade of a tree of the sugar cane being brought in from the fields.

This ride I made from Bahia Handa to Cabanas was one of the most scenic and interesting I made in Cuba." - MH

Harvesting sugar at Pinar del Río, 1977

  • All items are produced from original paintings by Martyn Hanks.

    Prints: Size is A4 (8.27" x 11.69"/210 x 297mm). Printed onto high quality 245gsm fine art watercolour paper to give the print an authentic look and feel. Supplied in a textured off white mount size 12" x 16" (305 x 406mm), backed and sealed in a clear cellophane wrap and delivered in a protective carton to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition.

    Cards: Size 7" X 5"/178 x 127mm. Packaged in a clear cellophane wrap with a top quality 150gsm self-seal white envelope.

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