A View of Stocks Market.Veue de la place nommé Stocks Market.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 1753 by J.Boydell Engraver at the Unicorn the corner of Queen Street Cheapside, London.
Engraving. 320 x 450mm, 12½ x 17¾". Watermarked 1819. Ink mss. in margin; slight creasing along upper edge.
Stocks Market, so-called because it was originally the site of the only permanent punishment stocks in the City. It was cleared in 1737 for the building of Mansion House. Of interest is the equestrian statue of Charles II. Originally an unfinished statue of King John Sobieski of Poland trampling on a Turk, Sir Robert Vyner had Charles's head added and changed the Turk to Oliver Cromwell!
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