St.-Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

St Andrew by the Wardrobe by Janet Brooke

Image size 45 x 22cm

Signed Limited edition of 6

Located on Queen Victoria St in the City of London, this little church is easily missed as it sits on a busy road, This was the last City church by Wren. It is linked to various livery companies including Mercers and Apothecaries.

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St Andrew by the Wardrobe was burned down in the Great Fire of London and was the last City church worked on by Wren. It has a simple yet graceful design and the interior was rebuilt after the original Wren interior was bombed during the Blitz

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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