Prospect of the City from the North by Unknown Artist

A view of London with St.


Oil on canvas
18 x 117 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,912 ( Total: £19,120)
Acquired in:

Paul's Cathedral in the background. In the foreground is the New River Head, a reservoir which collected water from Hertfordshire. The building on the left is the Water House and further to the left, among the trees is Sadler's Wells, which was then one of a number of health resorts in Islington. The area was owned by the New River Company and remained open fields until the 1820s.


Not known.

Venue details

Guildhall Art Gallery Guildhall Yard, LONDON London EC2V 5AE 020 7332 3700

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