Peter Jackson (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
4" x 8" (95mm x 205mm)Date:
1964This is the unique original Gouache painting by Peter Jackson.
A beautiful picture depicting the original Elizabethan Globe Theatre that staged many of Shakespeare's plays. The view is looking north from the Southwark bank over the river Thames towards St. Paul's Cathedral. This is the fourth St Paul's work commenced by the Normans and took 200 years to complete. Until 1561 there was a central spire but that was destroyed by lightning.
It was the third longest church in Europe and was in turn largely destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Originally published in Treasure #100 12th December 1964.