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The Thames below Westminster Pier
The Thames below Westminster Pier

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This is an example of Hollar’s comparatively rare drawings as opposed to his etchings of English scenery. This view is taken looking upstream. The buildings are marked as ‘Lambeth House’, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury, ‘Parliament House’ and ‘Westminster Hall’. Whilst in England between 1636 and 1644 he received many commissions from Lord Arundel, of which this work is one, and made accurate documentary records of the areas surrounding his London home as well as their journey around Europe.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Birmingham


Date

c.1638

Medium

pen & brown ink on paper

Measurements

H 14.6 x W 40.1 cm

Accession number

54.3

Acquisition method

purchased, 1954

Work type

Drawing & watercolour


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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