Bow Church, Cheapside, 1940
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 26cm x 22cm

Bow Church, Cheapside, 1940

Paul Ayshford Methuen

© Museum of London

Full image caption

Sketched view of Bow Church, Cheapside through the rubble of collapsed buildings. Paul Ayshford's drawing shows the tower of St Mary-le-Bow standing amidst the rubble of surrounding buildings. Four months after Ayshford completed this work, and less than a week before the end of the Blitz, the church was destroyed. A landscape and figure painter, Ayshford studied natural science at Oxford before turning to painting under Sir Charles Holmes and Walter Sickert. He held a number of official positions in the London art scene including Trustee of the National Gallery and Tate Gallery.
 

Artist/Photographer/Maker

 

Date

1941 AD - 1941 AD
 

Image Number

000531
 

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