John Piper (1903-1992)

St James the Less, Westminster


65 x 49 cm

From the ‘Retrospect of Churches’ series, numbered 24/70. Generally very good. Signed in pencil.

John Piper CH was an English painter, printmaker, and designer of stained-glass windows. His work often focused on the British landscape, especially churches and monuments, and included tapestry designs, book jackets, screen-prints, photography, fabrics and ceramics.

A Retrospect of Churches was issued as a suite of 24 original colour lithographs in colour, in an edition of 70 copies (70 numbered copies plus five artist’s proofs). This poignant and dramatic representation of St James the Less is an evocative depiction of this part of London in the evening: wet pavements reflect the bright lights of the buildings, and the church is a warm, moody reddish-purple against the deep black of a dark night.

Condition: Generally very good.