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Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779
The West Prospect of the Church and Steeple of St. Mary le Bow in Cheapside
Additional Title(s):

St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside

The West Prospect of the Church and Steeple of St Mary le Bow in Cheapside
between 1720 and 1750
Materials & Techniques:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 17 11/16 x 14 7/16 inches (44.9 x 36.7 cm), Plate: 16 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches (42.8 x 33.4 cm), Image: 16 5/8 x 12 11/16 inches (42.2 x 32.3 cm)

Inscribed in brown ink, on back, lower left: "Pag 24."

Lettered in black ink, upper center, within image, in banner: "The West Prospect of the Church and Steeple of St. Mary Le Bow in Cheapside."; lower left: "St. Mary Bow was the first Church in this City builded on Arches of Stone in the | Reign of William the Conqueror and was therefore called St. Mary de Arcu- | bus or le Bow. It has Suffer'd many desolations from Time and Tempests, and in | the year 1666 it was quite destroy'd by the Great Fire, but is again rebuilt by Sr. | Christopher Wren in the Manner wee [sic] have here represented it. The Steple [sic] is 225"; lower right: "foot high, and is justly Esteemed a most curious peice [sic] of Architecture. It | has a fine sett [sic] of Bells, and one of them is very remarkable for it's [sic] Bigness. The Choir and Altar piece are very neat, the high Ceiling | of the Church, and the Ceilings over the Galleries are made Archwise | Answerable to ye Denomination of ye Church viz. le Bow or of the Arches._"; lower center: "London | Sold by Iohn Bowles at the black Horse in Cornhill. [swirled mark]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | architecture | bell tower | building | church | city | cityscape | clock | clouds | coats | columns (architectural elements) | costume | cross (object) | doors | dress (costume) | genre subject | men | pillars | road | steeple | street | walking | walking sticks | windows | woman
Associated Places:
City of London | England | Greater London | London | St Mary-le-Bow | United Kingdom
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