'Picturing the City' with the Bank of England's Art Collection

January 13 2022

Image of 'Picturing the City' with the Bank of England's Art Collection

Picture: The Bank of England

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Bank of England have launched a new online exhibition entitled Picturing the City. The online site, powered through Google Arts and Culture, allows you to compare historic views of the city from the bank's art collection against modern photographs of the same spots.

According to their website:

This digital exhibition brings together eight landscape paintings from our collection, showing us the beautiful scenery historic London has to offer. These paintings reveal the changing economic landscapes that built this city, as well as the people who have lived, worked and played here. 

You’ll go all over London – from leafy Hampstead Heath to the industrial landscape of the Docklands – and meet a variety of people on your journey.

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