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London: Portrait of a City

London Metropolitan Archives

Monday, 9 December 2019 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 16:00 (GMT)

London: Portrait of a City

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London: Portrait of a City 8 Jul 2020 Free  

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This exhibition highlights some of the millions of images of the capital in our collections are testament to the allure of London as a subject for artists.

London: Portrait of a City explores the formats chosen by artists and surveyors since the 16th century to create their images of the city. From the earliest Victorian daguerreotype photographs to intricate engravings; elegant watercolours to vibrant aquatints, the images on display will reveal the history of one of the great cities of the world.

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London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
EC1R 0HB London
United Kingdom

Monday, 9 December 2019 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 8 July 2020 at 16:00 (GMT)


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London Metropolitan Archives

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London. This site offers an insight into the archives, with practical advice on how to research and use them, both at LMA and online.

 

We run a wide selection of talks, guided tours, film screenings, exhibitions and other events, and you can find out more about these as well as the latest updates from the archives on our news and events page.

 

LMA is free to use and open to everyone. Whether you’re tracing your family history or researching the history of your neighbourhood, if you’re interested in London or Londoners, LMA is the place to visit.

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