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The Gentle Author's Tour of Spitalfields Life, 2021

Adam Dant

2021 56 x 76 cm
Hand tinted lithograph on 300gsm HP Velin Arches, 100% cotton rag paper
56 x 76 cm
Edition of 50 plus 10 A/P's
Signed and dated by the artist
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The Gentle Author's Tour of Spitalfields - Celebrated figures from past and present appear across this map of one of London's most historic enclaves, as described in the writings of the pseudonymous Gentle Author of Spitalfield Life.
Originally settled by the Romans, the discovery of the tomb of a noble Roman girl buried wearing expensive silk garments coincidentally provides a thread to the Huguenot silk weavers, who thrived in the same neighbourhood centuries later.
Created to underpin a walking tour of Spitalfields which weaves through the ghost worlds of the Romans, Huguenots, medieval plague victims, victorian costermongers, Jewish and Bangladeshi diaspora and the recently dissipated Brit-Art scene, this cartographic encapsulation of a neighbourhood in time updates the previous 'Map of Spitalfields Life' as a living historical terrain.
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