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Part of St Magnus Church, near London Bridge, 1830 f47

Part of St Magnus Church, near London Bridge, 1830 f47

Artist: Scharf, George senior

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1830

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36489A

Item number: f47

Length: 6.8

Width: 13.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This pencil sketch shows a detail of St Magnus Church in Lower Thames Street.

St Magnus is dedicated to Magnus, Earl of Orkney, an influential Christian who was murdered in 1116. A church has stood at the Lower Thames Street site for over 1,000 years. The present building, which supports an impressive 185 ft tower, was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1676. The church's interior was described by T.S. Eliot in his poem "The Waste Land" as being an "inexplicable splendour of Ionian white and gold..".

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