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Bolenbroke House, Battersea

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Bolenbroke House, Battersea
  • Description

    View of Bolingbroke House in Battersea; two large chimneys to the right; a paragraph of letterpress below.
    Wood-engraving with letterpress

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1840-1860
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 73 millimetres
    • Width: 106 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Printed with title at top, and paragraph of letterpress below, beginning "In this mansion, of which the above drawing represents the chief part nwo standing, resided the St. Johns, Lord Bolenbrokes, Lords of the Manor..."
  • Curator's comments

    This is probably a small book-illustration or an illustration to a magazine.

  • Location

    BH/FF10/London Topography

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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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