Lambeth Palace, Lambeth North, 1647



A view of Lambeth Palace (seen in the background), from Whitehall.

Boats arriving at Whitehall Stairs are in the centre foreground. These were the main form of transport before more bridges were built across the Thames to ease the river crossing.

This is one of the earliest known views of the Palace, the residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury.

Etching by Wenceslas Hollar, 1647.