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London [the long view]

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  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • London [the long view]
  • Description

    Sheet 6 showing the Tower of London and the east end of the city, with St Olaf in the foreground; in the sky three putti with a parrot, jewel chest, crown and chain. 1647

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1647
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 476 millimetres (cut irregularly at top left)
    • Width: 401 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with names of the places shown, including "The Tower".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment see 1864,0813.331

  • Bibliography

    • Pennington 1014 bibliographic details
    • New Hollstein 954.I (Hollar) bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Imp

  • Exhibition history

    2012 London, BM, Shakespeare

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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