John Piper – part 3

Famous for his romantic landscapes, views of ruined churches, stately homes and castles, John Piper (1903 – 1992) is considered to be one of the most significant British artists of the 20th Century.

This is part 3 of a 3-part post on the works of John Piper. Parts 1 and 2 show his work chronologically. Part 3 features his 1964 series ‘Churches’, and his 1977 series ‘Victorian Dream Palaces’. For biographical notes on Piper, and for earlier works, see parts 1 and 2.


A Retrospective of Churches, Marlborough Fine Art Limited, London, 1964. A set of 24 lithographs in colour:

1. Kilpeck, Herefordshire, the Norman South Door lithograph 72.5 x 51.5 cm © The Piper Estate

2. Gaddesby, Leicestershire, Medieval Stonework lithograph 67.2 x 47 cm © The Piper Estate

3. Redenhall, Norfolk, the Tower lithograph 70.6 x 36 cm © The Piper Estate

4. Warkton, Northamptonshire, Monument by Vangelder, 1775 lithograph 69.2 x 49.1 cm © The Piper Estate

5. Exton, Rutland, Monument by Grinling Gibbons, 1686 lithograph 74.4 x 51.6 cm © The Piper Estate

6. St Kew, Cornwall, Church in a Hilly Landscape lithograph 50.4 x 70.1 cm © The Piper Estate

7. Llan-y-Blodwell, Shropshire, Mid 19th Century Furnishing and Painting lithograph 66 x 46 cm © The Piper Estate

8. Malmesbury, Wiltshire, the South Porch lithograph 61.5 x 52 cm © The Piper Estate

9. Tickencote, Rutland, the Norman Chancel Arch lithograph 42.4 x 67.4 cm © The Piper Estate

10. Rudbaxton, Pembrokeshire, 17th Century Monument, 19th Century Furnishing lithograph 47.3 x 64.9 cm © The Piper Estate



11. Inglesham, Wiltshire, A Rustic Medieval Interior lithograph 50.7 x 71.1 cm © The Piper Estate


12. Lewknor, Oxfordshire, Textured Walls, Traceried Windows lithograph 53.1 x 70.9 cm © The Piper Estate

13. Leckhampstead, Berkshire, a Victorian Church by S.S. Teulor lithograph 68.5 x 47.2 cm © The Piper Estate

14. Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire, Medieval Stone lithograph 48.6 x 68.7 cm © The Piper Estate

15. St Nicholas, Liverpool, Smoke-black Dockland Church lithograph 61.9 x 45.4 cm © The Piper Estate

16. Easton, Portland, Dorset, St George Reforne, an 18th Century Church among the Quarries lithograph 50.1 x 64.2 cm © The Piper Estate

17. North Grimstone, Yorkshire (East Riding), Detail from the 12th Century Font lithograph 73.7 x 53.7 cm © The Piper Estate

18. Gedney, Lincolnshire, a Tower in the Fens lithograph 177.6 x 51.5 cm © The Piper Estate

19. Llangloffan, Pembrokeshire, the Baptist Chapel lithograph 51.9 x 61.6 cm © The Piper Estate

20. St Anne's, Limehouse, London, by Nicholas Hawksmoor lithograph 70.5 x 47.7 cm © The Piper Estate

21. Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, by Nicholas Hawksmoor lithograph 73.2 x 48.3 cm © The Piper Estate

22. St Matthias, Stoke Newington, London, by William Butterfield lithograph 68.6 x 52 cn © The Piper Estate

23. St James the Less, Westminster, by G.E. Street lithograph 49 x 65.3 cm © The Piper Estate

24. St Mary's, Paddington, by G.E. Street lithograph © The Piper Estate

Victorian Dream Palaces. A set of silkscreen prints from 1977:

Ettington Park screenprint 53 x 70 cm © The Piper Estate

Flintham screenprint 52.4 x 70 cm © The Piper Estate


Harlaxton through the Gate screenprint 71.5 x 53.4 cm © The Piper Estate

Kelham screenprint 47.2 x 69.9 cm © The Piper Estate

Milton Ernest screenprint 51 x 69.7 cm © The Piper Estate

Royal Holloway College 53 x 70.5 cm © The Piper Estate

Shadwell Park screenprint 51.5 x 69.7 cm © The Piper estate

Wightwick Manor screenprint 52.6 x 70.6 cm © The Piper Estate


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