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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.

This post was published on Tuesday, August 7th, 2012 3:00 pm. It has been categorised under Architecture Great Britain and been tagged under , , .
Valeria Kondratiev
8 Jan 2013 7:44 pm

what a beautiful fantasy!and in this dream, I’m also guessing St Paul’s would be a Catholic Church, as they are in Venice.

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