ASH RARE BOOKS – ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ST. VEDAST, FOSTER LANE
ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ST. VEDAST, FOSTER LANE AT
ANTIQUE PRINTS OF ST. VEDAST, FOSTER LANE
BILLINGS, Robert William, 1815-1874 : ST. VEDAST’S, FOSTER LANE.
London : C. Tilt, 1838. A handsome antique print giving an exterior view of the Wren church of St. Vedast-alias-Foster. Engraved by John le Keux (1783-1846) from an original study by the painter and architect Robert William Billings. Originally produced for George Godwin’s serially published “The Churches of London” (London : 1837-1839).
SHEPHERD, George Sidney, 1784-1862 : ST. VEDAST FOSTER LANE, UNITED WITH ST. MICHAEL QUERNE.
London : J. Booth, 1814. A handsome antique print – an exterior view of the Wren church of St. Vedast-alias-Foster – cattle, sheep and dogs in the lane, the shop of a dealer in lace next door. Engraved by Samuel Rawle (1776-1860) from an original drawing by George Sidney Shepherd. 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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