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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1854,0812.391

  • Description

    Tomb of John Wolley in St Paul's; tomb in the form of an altar on a massive base; four Corinthian pillars rise from each corner with statues on top; on back of tomb sit three figures representing Wolley and his parents; illustration to William Dugdale's 'The History of St Pauls Cathedral in London' (London, 1658 ed.); second state.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1658 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 264 millimetres
    • Width: 184 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered at top with "Tumulus Iohannis Wolley Eq. Avr / In Capella Sti Georgij", and below a coat of arms and cartouche with "Aviae suae Avo Iohanni Wolleio Eq. avr posuit Haeres Thomas Leigh",and with inscriptions on monument, and, at top left, '106'. Letterpress on verso.
  • Curator's comments

    See 1850,0223.411 for another impression, and Comment of 1854,0812.409

  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein 1688.II (Hollar) bibliographic details
    • Pennington 2375.II bibliographic details
    • Adams (London) 8.27 bibliographic details
  • Location

    BH/FF10/London Topography

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The History of St Pauls Cathedral in London
  • Acquisition date

    1854

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1854,0812.391

Tomb of John Wolley in St Paul's; tomb in the form of an altar on a massive base; four Corinthian pillars rise from each corner with statues on top; on back of tomb sit three figures representing Wolley and his parents; second state; illustration to William Dugdale's 'History of St Paul's' (London, 1658 ed.)
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Tomb of John Wolley in St Paul's; tomb in the form of an altar on a massive base; four Corinthian pillars rise from each corner with statues on top; on back of tomb sit three figures representing Wolley and his parents; second state; illustration to William Dugdale's 'History of St Paul's' (London, 1658 ed.) Etching

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