Vue of Grosvenor Square
By Anonymous , 1761

Vue de la Place de Grosvenor à Londres.

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publication place: London and Paris
  • Publisher: à Londres chéz Wichnyther et à Paris chéz Chereau rue St. Jacques au Coq
  • Publication date: 1761.
  • Physical description: Engraved print with contemporary colour.
  • Dimensions: Image: 260 by 410mm. (10.25 by 16.25 inches). Sheet: 305 by 485mm (12 by 19 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12418


A view of Grosvenor Place, named for the Grosvenor family. Grosvenor Place was the original site of St George’s Hospital, and the London Lock Hospital. These perspective views, or vues d’optique, were popular in Europe during the eighteenth century. They were viewed through lenses to give the illusion of a deeper perspective, enhanced by the deep vanishing point and bright colour of the original print.