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Lord Shaftesbury's House at Little Chelsea

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Lord Shaftesbury's House at Little Chelsea
  • Description

    View of the grand house with small two sided courtyard; a paragraph of letterpress below.
    Woodcut with letterpress

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1830-1850
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 millimetres
    • Width: 104 millimetres (image)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Printed above image with title, and below with paragraph on the history of the house, beginning "Here resided, during many years, Anthony Ashley, earl of Shaftesbury...."
  • Location

    BH/FF10/London Topography

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number



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