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St. Paul'S Cathedral.- Architecture.- Prints.- Emmett, W.- Simon, J.- Wren.-
Lower margin in cartouche: 'St. Pavl.s / The East Prospect/ Wm. Emmitt [=Emmett] Fecit/. Below cartouche Large folio sheet, foilded once: 'Veue de derrierre de Leglise de St. Paul a Londres./
Verlag (London), Tho: Bowls [=Thomas Bowels], St Pauls Church-yard. No date [1702]. Large folio sheet, folded once. Meas. appr. 48.5 x 53 cm. Original 18th c. engraving. Attached to the lower margin of the engraving a strip of paper [appr. 48 x 9 cm] w. an engraved cartouche and signatures lower left and righthand corner: 'Sould by Tho: Bowls in St Pauls Church-yard. '& 'J.Simon Sculpt.'. Both engraving and cartouche w. good and visible plate marks. Benezit, vol. Iv, p. 155, William Emmett Ii active around 1710. '. on remarque surtout, executees dans une style claire et precis, une grande vue interieure de la cathedrale Saint-Paul, et deux vues exterieures de la meme eglise' [The east view here offered]. Harris, British Architectural books 1556 - 1787, p. 143 [under Campbell]: '. Campbell succeeded in procuring the Whitehall designs from William Emmett of Bromley in Kent, a carver and engraver well known to Smith for his engravings of St. Paul's and other Wren Churches, some of which Smith published in the third volume of 'Le nouveau Theatre (1715)'.: Mark Millard Coll. vol. 2 [British Books], p. 372 [under Wren], refers to a suite of plates of St. Paul's Cathedral, published by Thomas Bowles around 1700. In 'A catalogue of the Churches.'[1749?] '. the cathedral as built is woefully underrepresented, and had been treated better by other engravers, notably William Emmett in a suite published by Thomas Bowles nearly fifty years before.'.
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