St. Michael Paternoster Royal by Janet Brooke
Image size 45 x 22cm
Signed Limited edition of 6
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This is a Wren church (1686-94), with a steeple of 1713 and fine windows, including the Dick Whittington window, by John Hayward. There is also a memorial tablet to Whittington indicating where the site of his tomb was. It is now the chapel and headquarters of the Missions to Seamen – a society \’ministering to the needs of seamen throughout the world\’.
The church was bombed during the Blitz and rebuilt 1966-68
St Michael Paternoster Royal by Janet Brooke is part of a series of City Churches.
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.