Temple Bar

By AUDINET, P[hilip] after COOPER, B., 1797 

West View of Temple Bar Inscribed to the Memory of the late Aldn. Pickett to Aldn. Skinner & other promoters of the intended improvements.

  • Author: AUDINET, P[hilip] after COOPER, B.
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Published as the Act directs by B. Cooper, No.4 Earl Street, Chatham Square
  • Publication date: 1797.
  • Physical description: Engraving with aquatint.
  • Dimensions: Image: 320 by 248mm (12.5 by 9.75 inches). Sheet: 457 by 378mm (18 by 15 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 12369


A view of the entrance to the City of London, Temple Bar. The print is dedicated to Alderman William Pickett, a supporter of the freed slave Olaudah Equiano and later the Lord Mayor of London, who had put forward a plan for the removal of Temple Bar in 1789, in order to make the western entrance into the city easier.

Philip Audinet (1766–1837) was an English line engraver. 


  1. Yale Center for British Art B1977.14.18442.