Urban sketches, etchings, watercolours, pen and ink.
The Artillery Arms EC1
Here is The Artillery Arms, a local pub, on Bunhill Row, London EC1
I sketched this standing outside the fence which surrounds Bunhill fields.
The Artillery Arms is near the Honourable Artillery Company. The Honourable Artillery Company is a regiment of the Army Reserve, and has occupied its current location since 1641, according to their website. It is very active: helicopters land there. Every so often there is a firework display which we can hear from our flat. At least I hope it is a firework display, and not the firing of actual artillery.
The pub is more recent. Up to at least 1852 it was known as the “Blue Anchor”, and became “The Artillery Arms” sometime before 1856 .
Here are some photos showing work in progress on the drawing:
I have sketched several other pubs in the area and further afield. Here is a collection: