St. Albans Wood Street by Janet Brooke


Image size 45 x 22cm,  Signed Limited edition of 6

In this print by Janet Brooke we see the remaining tower of the 1685 church built by Wren. The 17th Century tower is surrounded by towering modern buildings presenting the historic and the contemporary side by side.  The tower today serves as a private residence and is Grade II listed.


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St. Albans Wood Street by Janet Brooke at Orso Major as part of the artists series of prints of London Wren Churches.  St Albans Wood Street stands on the site of the original medieval church which was repaired by Inigo Jones in the 1630s and subsequently destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was rebuilt by Wren in 1685 and then destroyed in the Blitz during the Second World War. In 1965 the remains of the building were demolished leaving only a tower which today serves as a private residence on a traffic island.

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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