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View of the Palace in Portman Street, now the residence of her most excellent Majesty, Queen Caroline

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  • Title (object)

    • View of the Palace in Portman Street, now the residence of her most excellent Majesty, Queen Caroline
  • Description

    A four storey town house in Portman Street; columns on either side of entrance to the left. 1820
    Lithograph with letterpress

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  • Date

    • 1820
  • Production place

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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 195 millimetres
    • Width: 115 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Printed below image with title, followed by eight lines of verse, beginning "Behold the place where innocence serence, / Dwells in the presence of fair Albion's Queen...", and publication line "Prince 1s / Published by C. Dyer, 8, Little Compton Street, Soho".
  • Location

    BH/FF10/London Topography

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    Prints & Drawings

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