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A Section of the Inside of St Paul’s

John, I Harris

Coloured engraving

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Lithuania
    City: Vilnius
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    John Harris I, engraver and draughtsman, was probably born in Northamptonshire. Early in his career he produced mainly maps and plans. One of his earliest engravings is a ‘Survey of the Parish of Stepney and Stebunheath’, Middlesex, made up of ten sheets. He engraved similar multi-sheet maps of areas in Ireland, Scotland and Cambridgeshire. From 1711, he made architectural and bird’s-eye views. It seems he was also employed as a surveyor, drawing properties to order. Harris’s best known works were for ‘The History of St Paul’s Cathedral in London’ (1716). Although he produced views of American prospects for publisher William Burgis, there is no evidence that he visited the US. Later in his career he illustrated antiquarian county histories.
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  • Details
    Title
    A Section of the Inside of St Paul’s
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased 1947-1948
    Inscription
    ink inscription just visible bottom right under mount.
    GAC number
    11956