A View of Lambeth Palace by Jan Griffier I

This drawing was almost certainly made on the spot and shows the two fifteenth-century towers of Lambeth Palace which overlook the river and the Great Hall rebuilt around 1663 to replace the medieval hall demolished during the Commonwealth period.

Details

Medium:
Red chalk, traces of black lead on paper
Dimensions:
10 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,811 ( Total: £3,623)
Acquired in:
1996
Vendor:
Bernard Quaritch Ltd

Griffier also depicts a building between the Great Hall and Lollards Tower which was demolished by the architect Edward Blore in the 1820s.

Provenance

Sotheby Mak Van Waay, Amsterdam, 16/11/81, lot 217; Sotheby's, London, 18/4/66, lot 26.

Venue details

Lambeth Palace Library Lambeth Palace Road, LONDON London SE1 7JU www.lambethpalacelibrary.org

Entry details

Free to all, but readers must register first

Library open to registered readers only:
Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Thu, 10am – 7.30pm

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