Place in Print stocks a variety of Crystal Palace themed prints, posters, books, maps, homewares, clothing and gifts. Crystal Palace is an area in South London, named after the cast-iron and glass structure that was reconstructed in the area following the Great Exhibition of 1851. The area sits at the boundaries of five London boroughs, and its two television transmitter masts are easily recognisable from many parts of South London.
St Bartholomew's Church, Sydenham
St Bartholomew's, Sydenham, lies on Westwood Hill, between Sydenham and Crystal Palace, London. Construction on the church was begun in 1827, although work was not completed until 1832. The painter Camille Pissarro spent a year in the area, and produced a number of paintings of local scenes. St Bartholomew's Church is the focal point of one of his paintings, "The Avenue, Sydenham", which hangs in the National Gallery.
This limited edition illustration by South London Prints is an up-to-date take of Pissarro's view, and the portrait orientation of the print ensures that the church is even more of a focal point. The tree-lined street remains, emphasising the importance of the building further.