St. James Piccadilly by Janet Brooke

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.

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At St. James’s Piccadilly, the foundation stone was laid on 3 April 1676 by the Earl of St Albans and the Bishop of London.

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.

The church was bombed during the Blitz in 1940 and remained roofless for several years before a temporary roof was installed and church services resumed.

Poet and painter William Blake and 18th century Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder were baptised at St. James’s Piccadilly church.

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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