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View of St Jamess Square, London c. 1753 N060027

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Filename: N060027.jpg

Size: 6734 x 4446 (32.6MB)

Date: 23rd December 2008

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Source: English Heritage Images

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View of St Jamess Square, London c. 1753 N060027

MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. " A View of St Jamess Square, London". Coloured engraving by T Bowles c. 1753

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Engraving Georgian


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This engraving, titled "A View of St Jamess Square, London," dates back to around 1753 and is part of the Masons Beeton Collection held by Historic England Photo Library. The image was beautifully crafted by the skilled hand of T. Bowles, showcasing the elegance and charm of Georgian London. St James's Square, located in the heart of the city, is a tranquil and picturesque square that has stood the test of time. Surrounded by elegant townhouses, the square was a desirable address for the wealthy and fashionable residents of the time. The engraving captures the essence of this affluent community, with its meticulously manicured gardens, grand architecture, and vibrant street life. The engraving offers a glimpse into the past, revealing the intricacies of Georgian urban planning and the attention to detail that characterized the era. The square's central garden, adorned with trees and shrubs, is a lush oasis in the midst of the bustling city. The surrounding buildings, with their elegant facades, are a testament to the architectural prowess of the time. The people in the scene add a sense of liveliness and energy to the image. Horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians can be seen making their way through the square, adding to the hustle and bustle of urban life. The engraving also reveals the fashion trends of the time, with elegantly dressed women and men strolling through the square, their attire reflecting the latest styles and fashions. This stunning engraving offers a unique perspective into the past, transporting us back to a time of elegance, sophistication, and beauty. It serves as a reminder of the rich history and cultural heritage that London has to offer, making it a must-see for anyone interested in the history of the city or the Georgian era.

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