A South West Prospect of St Leonard Shore-Ditch in Middlesex.
Etching, 18th century watermark; sheet 225 x 305mm (8¾ x 12"). Cut to image.
St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch, London, probably built in the 12th century/ This print shows the old church with a temporary tower following a partial collapse in 1716. Soon after this print was published the church was demolished and rebuilt by George Dance the Elder (1736-40) Designed and etched by Bernard Lens (1682-1740), limner to George I and George II, drawing-master to the Duke of Cumberland, the princesses Mary and Louisa, and to Walpole, who paid special testimony to his excellent method of teaching. Lens also made an etching of the church from the east.
For accompanying East prospect see ref. 3860.
[Ref: 38694] £140.00