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WILLIAM BENHAM, D.D., F.S.A.
Rector of St. Edmund the King, Lombard Street,
and Honorary Canon of Canterbury,
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LONDON BRIDGE AND THE Tower. From a Manuscript of the Poems of
Saintre. British Museum, Nero D. ix.
Manuscript of Froissart's Chronicles. British Museum, Harl. 4380. P. 18
From a Manuscript of the Metrical History of Richard II. British
Museum, Harl, 1319.
British Museum, Harl. 4380.
to GREENWICH, BY ANTONIE VAN DEN WYNGAERDE. Bodleian Library,
Of this Flemish artist very little is known. There exists a rescript of Philip II. addressed to Margaret of Parma, regent of the Low Countries, giving him permission to remove with his goods and to settle in Spain, from which it is supposed that he was in the King's service. The drawing was made, probably for Philip, before the fall of the spire of St. Paul's in 1561. It is unfinished, blank spaces being left for Whitehall, Bridewell, and some other buildings. There are also memoranda on the drawing which show that the artist intended to colour it, leaden roofs, for instance, being marked “ blau.” The Bodleian Library possesses forty-seven other drawings of his, two of which are here reproduced : one of Whitehall, intended no doubt to fill the blank space in the large view, and one of Greenwich Palace from the Observatory Hill, which is coloured in a simple manner. It is not improbable that Wyngaerde left England on the death of Queen Mary. A copy of the drawing of London, much altered and embellished, was made and engraved by N. Whittock in 1849.
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