Historical Portraits Picture Archive

A Prospect of Greenwich with the observatory and Royal Hospital 1750c.

Jan Griffier the Younger 

A Prospect of Greenwich with the observatory and Royal Hospital, Jan Griffier the Younger
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Oil on canvas
18th Century
30 1/2 x 40 1/2 inches 77.5 x 103 cm
 
The prospect of London opens before the viewer in this panorama of the city seen from Greenwich Park In the foreground an elegant company provides a focus of colour as the eye rests briefly on them before being drawn away along the length of the Thames towards distant St Paul''s continually fascinated and diverted by the wealth of detail and activity in a painting which gives an unrivalled sense of the atmosphere and the presence of the great Georgian city.
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