Justice Hall in the Old Baily.

Method Copper engraving
Artist [Anonymous]
Published [London, Printed and Sold by John Bowles, Print and Map Seller over against Stocks Market 1724]
Dimensions Image 146 x 213 mm, Sheet 172 x 216 mm
Notes A view of the old sessions house at the Old Bailey, London from John Bowles' Several Prospects of the most noted Publick Buildings, in and about the City of London. The print shows the front of the building, The Bail Dock titled at the centre of the scene. A high wall separates the street from the courtyard, with a pair of figures are seen on the pavement in front. Beneath the image is a brief history of the Justice Hall.

John Bowles (c.1701-1779) was a British printmaker and publisher, and a member of the prolific and numerous Bowles family of printmakers. The second son of Thomas Bowles I, he established a publishing house in his own name following the passing of the family business to his older brother Thomas Bowles II after their father's death. In 1752, his son Carington joined the business, which traded under the name John Bowles & Son until 1764, when Carington took over the running of the original Bowles publishing house from his uncle, Thomas Bowles II. John Bowles specialised in mezzotint, especially portraits, though he also produced numerous topographical series and genre scenes.

Condition: Trimmed and laid to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £80.00
Stock ID 51813