GREENWICH PALACE, 1558
Collotype, undated, but estimated circa 1880 - possibly published by the London Topographical Society, after Anthonis van den Wyngaerte, 1558.
Image size: 5 3/4" x 23 3/4" approx., plus borders.
Generally very good condition throughout. Mounted in acid-free board and framed.
This is one of two views of the Palace at Greenwich made by Anthonis van den Wyngaerte in 1558. (The original drawings are held in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford). This one looks south at the Tudor palace - formerly Bella Court, but at this period known as Placentia - from the river. to the right of the Palace itselt is the church of the Observant Friars, where on 10 September 1533 Elizabeth I was christened. Beyond the Palace complex, on top of the hill in Greenwich Park stands Duke Humphrey's Tower. Nowadays the space is occupied by the Royal Observatory.
See also: GREENWICH PALACE, looking North