The Pool of London

The Pool of London. William John Baker (1865-1938). 1892. Oil on canvas, 50 x 69 cm. Collection: Guildhall Art Gallery (no. 1734). Reproduced courtesy of the City of London Corporation. Bequeathed by F. J. Whittingham, 1948. Click on the image to enlarge it.

This painting of the Pool of London in the last decade of the nineteenth century still includes ships and boats with sails, but large steamships now dominate the picture, two of them framing the sight of St. Paul’s in the distance. — George P. Landow

The Pool of London in other works of art and contemporary photographs

Created 8 February 2015