"A View of Somerset Place and the Church of St Mary-le-Strand, London"
Engraving with original gouache hand-colouring
Published by Bowles & Carver
31 cm x 46 cm (Framed)
Lettered with the title beneath and with "64"; "London Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St Paul's Church Yard" and "Sir William Chambers Knt Architect of Somerset Place". Publication date just trimmed off at the bottom margin. Framed.
An attractively coloured view of the Strand elevation of Somerset House in London, this is the wing which is now home to the Courtauld Institute of Art. Also included is the Church of St Mary-le-Strand, designed by the architect James Gibbs (1682–1754). The original gouache bodycolour is in a good state, the sky and clouds have been particularly well done, with especially pretty sun rays silhouetting the tower of St Mary-le-Strand.
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