The image above is not one that I’ve seen before – but that’s just me, no doubt you all recognise it. It’s from the Album amicorum of “a man named Michael van Meer, who seems to have lived in Hamburg and travelled to London around 1614–15”. Unlike imagined reconstructions, this drawing was made of the castle as it was the day van Meer viewed it.
To read more go to this article.
Below is another of van Meer’s works from the same album, this time of a ferry crossing in front of London Bridge, this time taken from this collection.