'A Prospect of the City of London from the south east / in the year 1945 shewing its architecture, the destruction caused / by the King's enemies during the previous five years and some of / the means whereby the safety of the citizens was maintained'

RIBApix ref no RIBA97679
Artist/PhotographerBrown, Cecil (1902 or 3-1983)
CountryUK: England
Image Date1946
Library ReferenceSC178
Colour / B&W Colour
Black and white
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is a photoprint of the original drawing which was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1946 (no. 1128, 'A tribute to London'). Brown, an assistant Surveyor at St Paul's Cathedral and one of the senior architects to the Diocese of London, started making sketches for his 'Prospect' in 1942, after the first blitz; the final drawing, which measures 8ft 9in by 6ft 3 1/2in and now hangs in the headquarters of the National Westminster Bank in the City, shows the state of the City at the end of the War.

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towns & cities