Holy Trinity Church Islington antique print 1830


Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square, Islington, London. Original steel engraved antique print dated c1830. Antique print supplied mounted to 10×8 inches (ready to frame) in conservation quality ‘antique white’ mount-board. Engraved area approx. 6×4 inches. Note: Price shown is ex VAT.

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Holy Trinity Church, Cloudesley Square, Islington, London. Original antique print from a drawing by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd. Built by the architect Charles Barry (1826-1829) for the Church of England, the church is no longer part of the Anglican Communion. It is now known as the Celestial Church of Christ. Restoration of the church was recently partly funded by English Heritage. This is one of many Georgian period structures recorded by Thomas Shepherd. An antique steel engraving published c1830. Shepherd  was employed to illustrate architecture in London, and other cities in the united Kingdom. His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books. Shepherd’s work, mostly topographical, is characterized by an attention to detail, along with lifelike scenes that contained people, carriages and horses. His first acclaim came with ‘Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century,’ a publication of modern London architecture commissioned by Jones & Co. He worked mostly for Frederick Crace, who employed him to paint old London buildings prior to their demolition, with much of the work surviving in the Crace collection at the British Museum. The sub-title of Metropolitan Improvements reads, ‘a series of views of the new and most interesting objects’ in the British Metropolis & Its Vicinity: from Original Drawings by Mr Thos. H. Shepherd, with historical, topographical and critical  illustrations.’ Thanks to Wikipedia for much of the above information.

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