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The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666.
The Great Fire of London in the Year 1666. From the original picture in the possession of Robert Golden Esq.r Painted by Old Griffier at the time of the Fire. The scene is the original Ludgate taken at the instant of time when the Walls of the Goal [sic] adjoining it fell and exhibited to the view Old St. Paul's Church, just taking fire, and Old Bow Church in the background.
J. Griffier [in image].
[Engrav'd and Publish'd by W. Birch, Enamel Painter, No,, 2, Macclesfield Street, Soho. Dec.r 1st. 1792.]
Coloured stipple. Sheet 235 x 330mm (9¼ x 13"). Trimmed within plate on three sides, into inscription area at bottom, losing publication inscription, with fold.
A view of collapsed buildings around Ludgate, with St Paul's Cathedral and Bow Church wreathed in smoke behind. Unusually the inscription area is also stippled. Published in Thomas Pennantís Some Account of London. Although the view is ascribed to Jan Griffier the elder (1645/52-1718) , the BM records that it ''first appears in London soon after the Great Fire of 1666''. As a painter he specialised in landscapes, but he also engraved mezzotints and etched, including the animals and birds of Francis Barlow.
BM 1880,1113.1159. Crace 1878-11-51
[Ref: 54246]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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