St Peter ad Vincula c1737
The south east prospect of The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula. The Tower of London; the Chapel of St Peter. After Robert West (designer)1737 Dated in Plate. William Henry Toms (c. 1700-c. 1750) (engraver). Published by Robert Sayer in Fleet street. Excellent engraving with fine hand colour. Published by Robert Sayer at 53 Fleet Street c1760.
Excellent triple line, gold foil line and soft colour wash to mount. Now behind glass with Hogarth style black and gold frame. Approx External Frame Size: 16.75" x 19" (425mm x 480mm).
The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula is celebrating its 500th anniversary in 2020. There was a chapel on this site before the Norman conquest, repaired by Henry III from the year 1420 onwards. In 1286 Henry's son Edward I had the old chapel demolished and built a new one which survived until it was largely destroyed by fire in 1512. In 1519 work began under Henry VIII on the Tudor chapel which we see today, where the first service is believed to have taken place on 01 August 1520. This is a special year for HM Tower of London but, particularly, for the community that supports the Chapel Royal - a Chapel that represents the spiritual heart of the Tower and the community that live and work there
A Genuine antique print over 230 years old from Rare Maps and Prints.