A view in St James' Park of the Horse Guards & St Paul's
Engraver: Schutz, H
The oldest of royal parks, St James' was much extended by Charles II, who had the Canal built. It became one of his favourite spots and he would often be seen with his mistresses and dogs here. In this view of St James' Park the onlookers stroll past the canal with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral seen faintly in the distance. The artist, Franz Joseph Manskirch (1768-1830), was a German landscape artist who worked in England between 1796 and 1805.