The man who drew London: Wenceslaus Hollar in reality and imagination

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Chatto & Windus, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 242 pages
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The fascinating story of the artist/engraver who drew London before and after the Great Fire of 1666. A young engraver making a precarious living wandering around Europe, Hollar was employed by an English lord who took him to London, where he became known for his fashion plates, maps and panoramas.

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User Review  - Moomin_Mama - LibraryThing

Not a lot is known about Hollar, so Tindall fleshes out his story with supposition and fictional sections. It is a testament to both her research and her writing that this works and is a great read. Read full review

Contents

The Way to London Bridge
1
The Artist from Bohemia
6
The Arundel Connection
18
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Gillian Tindall is the author of two enduring works on the history of places. Her most recent book, "Celestine," won the Franco-British Society's Literary Prize.

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