St Benet’s, Paul’s Wharf

Richard Beer (1928-2017)

A rare artists proof etching with aquatint in brown, black, beige and grey of the church of St Benet’s, Paul’s Wharf  from the highly regarded portfolio Ten Wren Churches – featuring Churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

The church is a Welsh Anglican church in the City of London, the offical church of the College of Arms where many officers of arms have been buried.  It was destroyed by the Great Fire of London, rebuilt on a design by Sir Christopher Wren. It is one of only 4 churches in the City to escape damage in WW2.

Signed, titled and denoted artists proof, this work dates from 1970 and can be found in the Government Art Collection.

It was published by Editions Alecto as an edition of 75 with 15 artist proofs, on Crisbrook waterleaf paper. This series is considered by some to be Beer’s best architectural works.

Measurements: The plate size measures 62 x 42 cm, sheet 77 x 55 approx.

Condition: excellent clean condition, very faint matte burn around the plate where previously mounted, minor.

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