St-Lawrence-Jewry

St. Lawrence Jewry by Janet Brooke

£225.00

Image size 45 x 22cm

Signed Limited edition of 6

St Lawrence Jewrys sits on a site where there has been a church since the twelfth century. The first church is thought to have been built in 1136, and was destroyed in the Great Fire of London. The church was one of many re-built by Sir Christopher Wren. Work began in 1670 and was completed in 1677. It was one of Wren’s most expensive City Churches.

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St. Lawrence Jewry sits close to Old Jewry in the City of London.  After being bombed in 1940, the church was  restored in 1957, it is now the official Church of the Corporation of London. Like most Wren Churches few walls are at right angles.  The church was described by Sir John Betjeman as “very municipal, very splendid.” 

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 comprises 23 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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