St. George's Bloomsbury.Plate 86.
Hand coloured etching and aquatint. Printed area: 305 x 225mm (12 x 9"). Trimmed inside plate. Repairs in margin on left & publication line.
An illustration to Malton's 'Picturesque Tour'. A view of the church of St. George, in Bloomsbury, London, from the street, showing the portico with Corinthian columns at the entrance, and the peculiar steeple with the statue of George I at the top in Roman dress. Elegantly dressed figures can be seen on street in front. The artist, Thomas Malton (1748-1804), taught watercolour to Thomas Girtin and Joseph Mallord William Turner. He was also skilled in aquatint, and published many of his own designs, including 'A Picturesque Tour Through the Cities of London and Westminster', one of the key topographical resources for late Georgian London from which this view comes.
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