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.
A View of Lambeth Palace by Jan Griffier I, 16631718
© Lambeth Palace Library
- Red chalk, traces of black lead on paper
- 10 x 15 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,811 ( Total: £3,623)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Sotheby Mak Van Waay, Amsterdam, 16/11/81, lot 217; Sotheby's, London, 18/4/66, lot 26.
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