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ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ST. MICHAEL BASSISHAW
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CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. MICHAEL BASSISHAW. (OR BASINGS HALL.)
[London : J. Booth, 1812. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the now-demolished Wren church of St. Michael Bassishaw on Basinghall Street, with its distinctive trumpet-cone and ball and finial (perhaps designed by Robert Hooke). Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (dated 1811 and now in the British Museum) by John Coney. Originally produced for the part-work series “Architectura Ecclesiastica Londini; being a Series of Views” (London : 1810-1823) – “the first artistically competent and exhaustive illustration of the golden age of London church building” (Adams). Below the image are several lines of explanatory text.
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