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Print - Ironmongers Hall with a View of Fenchurch Street
  • Ironmongers Hall with a View of Fenchurch Street
    Bowles, Thomas
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Ironmongers Hall with a View of Fenchurch Street

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bowles, Thomas (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving coloured by hand

  • Museum number:

    E.3054-1903

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case TOPIC, shelf 10C

Physical description

Hand-coloured engraved etching showing the Ironmongers Hall with a view of Fenchurch Street. The size, format, and subject matter of this print all point to it being a 'perspective' print, intended to be viewed through a double convex lens which gives the illusion of depth. The view shows a long stretch of the road with one side of the street more prominently depicted while the other side curves away into the distance. The buildings are quite plain except for the Ironmongers Hall itself which has a classical facade with heavy brickwork on the ground floor, and five ornate vases above the pediment running along the length of balustrade at the uppermost part of the building. A number of horses and carts are in the street as well as pedestrians, walking along the sandy coloured road. Lettered with the title, the number 49, and the artist's and engraver's names and addresses.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

ca.1750 (made)

Artist/maker

Bowles, Thomas (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving coloured by hand

Marks and inscriptions

Ironmongers Hall with a View of Fenchurch Street

I. Donawell delin/ T. Bowles Sculp./ Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Paul's Churchyard, John Bowles in Cornhil, and R. Sayer in Fleet Street.

49
Inscribed in top right hand corner

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 41.5 cm

Descriptive line

Hand-coloured engraved etching showing the Ironmongers Hall with a view of Fenchurch Street. London, ca.1750.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Miller, Elizabeth, Hand Coloured British Prints. London: Published by Trustees of the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1987.

Materials

Paper; Printing inks

Techniques

Engraving; Etching; Hand colouring

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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