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CONEY, John, 1786-1833 : ST. MILDRED BREAD STREET, UNITED WITH ST. MARGARET MOSES.
London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – the exterior of the Wren church destroyed in the Blitz. It stood at the lower end of Bread Street – between Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street. The premises of Underwood, boot and shoe maker, are shown in some prominence to the right of the church. Engraved by Joseph Skelton (1783-1871) from an original drawing (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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MACKENZIE, Frederick, 1787-1854 : ST. MILDRED’S, BREAD STREET.
London : C. Tilt, 1838. An attractive antique print – the interior of the Wren church where Shelley married Mary Wollstonecraft in 1816. Engraved by John le Keux (1783-1846) from an original study by the architectural painter and draughtsman Frederick Mackenzie. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
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SHEPHERD, Thomas Hosmer, 1793-1864 : ST. MILDRED, BREAD STREET.
[London : Jones & Co., 1831]. A pleasant antique print of the Wren church where Shelley married Mary Wollstonecraft in 1816. The church, destroyed by bombing during the Second World War, stood at the lower end of Bread Street – between Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street. Engraved by Thomas Higham (1796-1844) from a pencil drawing (now in the GLC collection) by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, the master recorder of nineteenth-century London. From Shepherd’s series “London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century” (London : 1829-1832).
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