Bristol Beauties
Bristol Beauties

1 Corn Street
2 Corn Street
3 Corn Street
4 Corn Street
5 Corn Street
6 The Exchange – Corn Street
7 The Exchange – Corn Street
8 Corn Street
9 Corn Street

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A selection of the most distinctive stone carvings of ladies on buildings in Corn Street including The Exchange and St Nicholas Market inside.

The Exchange was built in 1741–43 by John Wood the Elder, with carvings by Thomas Paty. It is the only surviving 18th-century exchange building in England. The front of the building has Corinthian columns in the centre and pilasters to the sides. A frieze with human and animal heads symbolises trade, and a Royal Coat of Arms is displayed in the tympanum.

It was intended for merchants of all types, and a number directly involved in the Guinea and West Indian slave trade used it for business transactions. Inside the Corn Exchange the plasterwork in the main hall represents the four corners of the world, including Africa and America, the latter wearing a headdress of tobacco leaves. On the outside of the building are carvings of African, American, Asian and European figures and animals, again symbols of Bristol's foreign trade including the Bristol slave trade.

A3 poster printed on a smooth, heavyweight, 100% cotton matt archival art paper with a faint raised texture. Size A3, 30cm width x 42cm height which fits a standard A3 frame or an A2 frame with an A3 mount. Sold unframed and posted flat.

Ref: BRIS 58

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Bristol Beauties

1 Corn Street
2 Corn Street
3 Corn Street
4 Corn Street
5 Corn Street
6 The Exchange – Corn Street
7 The Exchange – Corn Street
8 Corn Street
9 Corn Street

Buy from:
The Bristol Shop

A selection of the most distinctive stone carvings of ladies on buildings in Corn Street including The Exchange and St Nicholas Market inside.

The Exchange was built in 1741–43 by John Wood the Elder, with carvings by Thomas Paty. It is the only surviving 18th-century exchange building in England. The front of the building has Corinthian columns in the centre and pilasters to the sides. A frieze with human and animal heads symbolises trade, and a Royal Coat of Arms is displayed in the tympanum.

It was intended for merchants of all types, and a number directly involved in the Guinea and West Indian slave trade used it for business transactions. Inside the Corn Exchange the plasterwork in the main hall represents the four corners of the world, including Africa and America, the latter wearing a headdress of tobacco leaves. On the outside of the building are carvings of African, American, Asian and European figures and animals, again symbols of Bristol's foreign trade including the Bristol slave trade.

A3 poster printed on a smooth, heavyweight, 100% cotton matt archival art paper with a faint raised texture. Size A3, 30cm width x 42cm height which fits a standard A3 frame or an A2 frame with an A3 mount. Sold unframed and posted flat.

Ref: BRIS 58

Buy online:

 
Items added to basket