|[London, Printed and Sold by John Bowles, Print and Map Seller over against Stocks Market 1724]
|Image 143 x 210 mm, Sheet 170 x 214 mm
An aerial perspective view of the Charter House, London from John Bowles' Several Prospects of the most noted Publick Buildings, in and about the City of London. The print titles parts of the complex of buildings and land including The Bowling Green, The Kitchen Garden, and Part of the Square. Beneath the image is a brief history of the Charter House.
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.