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Paul Bommer & The Great Fire Of London

November 2, 2012
by the gentle author

Come and see Paul Bommer’s series of forty-eight delft tiles inspired The Great Fire of London 1666 at The Artists of Spitalfields Life opening at Ben Pentreath Ltd on Wednesday 7th November

Like Pieter Breughel, George Cruickshank and Ronald Searle, Paul Bommer’s work is firmly rooted in the European grotesque and populated with distinctive specimens of humanity – conjured into being through his unique quality of line, waggish, calligraphic and lyrical by turns. Fascinated by culture and lore, Paul celebrates the strange stories that interweave to create social identity and the fabric of history, turning his attention to The Great Fire Of London in this latest series of limited edition Delft tiles.

Pest Doctor 1665

Annus Mirabilis 1666

King Charles II

Pudding Lane


Fish St Hill

Cock Lane

Eurus – The East Wind, that blew the Fire towards St Pauls.

Hare Court


Fig Tree Court

Mister Punch – first recorded in Pepys diary

Smithfield Market

Samuel Pepys

Memento Mori of the Plague

Tiles copyright © Paul Bommer

You may also like to take a look at

Paul Bommer’s Cockney Alphabet

Paul Bommer & Christopher Smart & His Cat Jeoffry

Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

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