An allegory on life and death.
'Mithlond' is Tolkein’s elvish port from which Bilbo Baggins took his final journey to the hereafter, and here the ferryman Charon takes his customers onward down the Regents Canal.
We who must remain live and look on from behind the fence, casting our tributes whilst Shakespeare reminds us - courtesy of the sonnet referenced on the unused flagpole - that we too must one day board this vessel.
Size of the original painting is H 91cm by W 61cm. Prints are produced in the chosen 'A' format to the best fit with appropriate white border