Sold by John Bowles Prints and Map Seller over against: Stocks Market. [n.d. c.1720.]
Engraving and etching. Plate 348 x 470mm. 13¾ x 18½". Trimmed to platemark along right-hand edge. Central fold and creasing.
Bridewell prison and workhouse: a bird's eye view of the inner courts towards the south; elegantly dressed figures around the courtyards; burial ground in background. Bridewell Palace, originally residence of King Henry VIII, and then later became a prison and workhouse, most of which was mostly destroyed in the Great Fire of London, but was rebuilt in 1700. Its notoriety led Hogarth to use it as a backdrop to one of his set 'A Harlot's Progress'. In 1855 it was demolished to make way for the Unilever Building, built in 1931.
Crace XIX: 114.
[Ref: 19277] £160.00