Christchurch Greyfriars by Janet Brooke

Christchurch Greyfriars by Janet Brooke

Image size 45 x 22cm

Signed Limited edition of 6

Christchurch Greyfriars was severely damaged on 29 December 1940 during a fierce air raid on London during the Second World War.   Much of the surrounding neighbourhood was also set alight—a total of eight Wren churches burned that night.

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Unframed £250

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Christchurch Greyfriars was a church on Newgate Street in the City of London.  It was rebuilt to Wren’s designs after the original church was destroyed in the Great Fire of London.  During the Second World War the church was completely destroyed except for the tower.  The ruins now form part of a public garden.

Janet Brooke is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and she has exhibited internationally. She produces linocut prints of Landmark buildings adored by Londoners. Her series titled ’36 views of Canary Wharf’ is widely acclaimed and a full set of the series is owned by the Museum of London as part of their permanent collection. At Orso Major we have a selection of her prints inspired by the Japanese style of printmaking. The series of City churches when completed will comprise 34 Wren Churches and 2 Hawksmoor. The series was started in 2006 with St Brides Fleet Street and the artist added four new pieces to the series in 2014.

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