Ludgate Hill by Joseph Pennell

Ludgate Hill by Joseph Pennell

Ludgate Hill

Joseph Pennell

Title

Ludgate Hill

 
Artist

Joseph Pennell

  1857 - 1926 (biography)
Year
1906  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
10 9/16 x 8 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated, probably 60 proofs 
Annotations
 
Reference
Wuerth/Pennell 418; Library of Congress 968 
Paper
ivory laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21238 
Price
$400.00 
Description

This etching was trimmed to small margins (1/8") and the signature is on a tab in the lower right, similar to many of Whistler's works.

Ludgate Hill is the name of a street which runs between St. Paul's Churchyard and Ludgate Circus (built in 1864), from where it becomes Fleet Street. It was formerly a much narrower street called Ludgate Street.

This is a view of the Ludgate Hill from Circus railway bridge. The iron railway bridge took passing trains through to Blackfriars and Holborn. Ludgate Hill station and its approach on New Bridge Street closed to the public in 1929, travellers preferring to use alternative nearby stations. The steeple of Sir Christopher Wren's St. Martin's is in the background, with St. Paul's dome at the left.