Pye Corner Smithfield.The Fire of London 1666 began in Pudding Lane and ended at Pye Corner, Smithfield Where this boy was put up as a memorial of that dreadful calamity.
Aquatint with line engraving. 230 x 180mm, 9 x 7".
A statue of a boy, with 'This Boy is in Memory Put up for the late Fire of London Occasion'd by the Sin of Gluttony 1666' written on his body and arms. Known as 'The Golden Boy of Pye Corner', it is now located on the corner of Giltspur Street and Cock Lane. From 'Smith's Antiquities of London'.
[Ref: 11558] £60.00