St. James’s Piccadilly by Janet Brooke
Linocut Print of the popular church of St James’s Piccadilly
Image size 45 x 22cm
Signed Limited edition of 6
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St James’s Piccadilly was consecrated in 1684 and today is a vibrant and active parish church in London’s west end. The church also plays host to many secular events and concerts, priding itself on inclusivity. In this print by Janet Brooke we see the striped canopies of the market in the churchyard beloved by visitors to London’s west end.
The lack of information about the building of St. James’s Church in the vestry minutes of St Martin’s suggests that the Earl of St Albans, as the principal subscriber to the cost of its erection, handled the business privately. Sir Christopher Wren was chosen as the architect.