A writer, blogger, and historian, born in New York, educated in Argentina, Scotland, and South Africa, now based in London. read more
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Marlow’s St Paul’s Capriccio
William Marlow (1740-1813), Capriccio: St Paul’s and a Venetian Canal
c. 1795; oil on canvas, 60 x 41 in.; London, Tate Gallery
The view of St Paul’s Cathedral as if it had been completed according to the original plans of Wren and with Hawksmoor’s baptistry (which I posted yesterday) reminded me of this capriccio by William Marlow. And then this in turn recalled my 2005 post If London Were Like Venice.