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London in 1857 (Paperback) Loot Price: R509 Discovery Miles 5 090
London in 1857 (Paperback): Peter Cunningham
London in 1857 (Paperback): Peter Cunningham

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London in 1857 (Paperback)

Peter Cunningham

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 Excerpt: ... (afterwards James II.), who was willing to have them ready for the popish service. The alteration narrowed the building, and broke in very much upon the beauty of the design. Sir Christopher shed tears in speaking of the change; but it was all in vain. The Duke absolutely insisted upon their being inserted, and Wren was obliged to comply. The paintings, 8 in number (by Sir James Thornhill), represent the principal events in the life of St. Paul. They are fast decaying, and were never worth much. It was Wren's intention to have decorated the cupola with the more durable ornament of mosaic work, but iu this he was overruled. Observe.--In the choir the beautiful foliage, carved by Grinling Gibbons, and over the entrance to the choir the inscription to Wren (Si monumentum requiris, eircumspice), put there by Mylne, architect of Blaekfriars Bridge. The organ (1694) was constructed by Bernard Schmydt, the successful candidate against Harris at the Temple. The golden gallery was gilt at the expense of the Earl of Lanesborough, the "sober Lauesborough dancing with the gout" of Pope. Addison, in Spectator No. 50, makes the Indian King suppose that St. Paul's was carved out of a rock. The Monuments may be divided into two classes: --monuments to illustrious men, made additionally interesting as fine works of art, and those only interesting from the illustrious persons they are designed to commemorate. Among the works of art, Observe.--Statue of John Howard, the philanthropist, by Bacon, R.A. (cost 1300 guineas, and was the first monument erected in St. Paul's); statue of Dr. Johnson, by Bacon, R.A.; statue of Sir Joslma Reynolds, by Flaxrant, RA.; kneeling figure of Bishop Heber, by Chantrey, R.A.; monument to Nelson, by Flaxman, R.A. (the hero's lost arm c...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Peter Cunningham
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 132
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-27920-5
Barcode: 9781231279205
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-231-27920-6

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