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Above, part of the large market area, in the distance the minaret of one of the city's many mosques. I found the very earthy, African design of this building, and others I saw built in the same style, most attractive. Again, I was surprised how little I was bothered while painting this picture.


Improvised barbers shops and tea stalls were to be found set up all over the city on street corners and bits of waste ground. The tea, made with condensed milk, I found a bit sickly but refreshing. With the good French bread, butter and cheese, that many of them also sold, one could get quite a reasonable continental breakfast. The food in general on this trip, I did not find very exciting. I lived for much of the time on omlettes, bowls of broad beans, and yoghurt when I could get it. I am glad to say the care I took in what I ate paid of, I got through without any stomach upsets." - MH 

Bamako Market, 1992

  • 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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