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Title The East Prospect of Bury
Collection St Edmundsbury Borough Council Heritage Service
Artist Attributed to manner of Siberechts, Jan (Flemish painter, 1627-ca. 1703, active in England)
Attributed to British School
Date Earliest possibly about 1685
Date Latest probably about 1700
Description This early prospect of Bury St Edmunds was probably painted by a native English painter, although it is of a type of topographical landscape introduced into England from the Low Countries, by the likes of Jan Siberechts, during the second half of the seventeenth century. The view, which from the architecture that has been included can be given an earliest date of about 1685, includes the abbey gate and ruins in the foreground; St Mary's Church is on the left, and the Market Cross, used as the town's corn exchange, can be seen as the red-roofed building in the distance.
Current Accession Number BSEMS: 1992.9.296
Former Accession Number P296
Subject townscape; place (Bury St Edmunds); buildings and gardens
Measurements 45 x 170 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood {oak?})
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by George Gery Milner-Gibson Cullum 1921.
Provenance By descent to George Gery Milner-Gibson Cullum.
Author Richard Johns



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