The Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s in London

William Emmett

Coloured engraving

  • About the work
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    Architect William Emmett was known to have designed and engraved a series of grand folio engravings of the architectural section of St Paul’s Cathedral in London. The image shows a section of the Cross Aisle from North to South with a Prospect of the Choir and the dome placed in the centre. Elegantly dressed  figures can be seen in the foreground. Their tiny stature emphasises the height and the grandeur of the interior.
  • About the artist
    William Emmett, architect and draughtsman, was the eldest son of Maurice Emmett (c.1646-1684). He was baptised at St. Margret's Church, Westminster. In 1702 Emmett produced a series of engravings of St. Paul's Cathedral, which were published from a house in New Street, London, owned by Emmett’s younger brother (also named Maurice). Emmett and his wife were painted by the Flemish painter, resident in London, Balthasar van Lemens (1637-1704). Lemens was also commissioned to produce religious paintings and a ceiling painting, depicting the nine muses, for Emmett’s house in Bromley.
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    The Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s in London
    Coloured engraving
    Purchased 1947-1948
    GAC number