[Middle Temple Hall]Ded.d with respect to the Hon.e Soc.y of the Mid.e Temple
Publish'd Oct. 7 1800 by J.P. Malcolm 22 Somers Place
Engraving, platemark 460 x 530mm (18 x 21½).
The Middle Temple, completed in 1573, is perhaps the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in Britain. This print shows the Bench Table, believed to have been given to the Inn by Queen Elizabeth I, and the small table known as 'the Cupboard', around which students would gather while debating a topic. The oil paintings, which remain in place, are of Queen Elizabeth I, Charles I (attributed to Van Dyck), Charles II (by Sir Godfrey Kneller), James II and William III. Engraved and published by James Peller Malcolm (1767-1815), an American artist who moved to England in around 1789.
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