Auction 119, Lot 474

"[Lot of 5 - London Churches]", Cole, Benjamin

Subject: London, Architectural

Period: 1756 (published)

Publication: History and Survey of London

Color: Black & White

See Description

All of these attractive copper engravings are from Maitland's History and Survey of London. 1) Bow Church. View of the famous St. Mary-le-Bow church in the City of London - if you were born within the sound of the church's bell, you were a cockney. (7.8 x 12.8")
2) The South West View of the Parish Church of St. Clements in the Strand . This is one of the two churches that stand in the middle of The Strand, with traffic flowing on both sides. (8.5 x 13.3")
3) The South West Prospect of St. Mary's Church in the Strand. This is the other church in The Strand, usually called St. Mary-le-Strand. (7.8 x 12")
4) The South Prospect of St. Janes' Westminster. The North Prospect of St. Anne's Westminster. The first church is now known as St. James Piccadilly. Designed by Christopher Wren, it stands in the middle of the fashionable club and shopping neighborhood near St. James's Square in London's West End. Two views on one sheet (9.5 x 13.8")
5) A Perspective View of St. Martin's Church. This is the church on Trafalgar Square that faces the National Gallery and is now referred to as St. Martin's in the Fields. ( 7.6 x 12.2")


Condition: B

Some slight offsetting and toning.

Estimate: $230 - $325

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/9/2007