The Savoy, Somerset House
- Photo-mechanical reproduction on smooth, medium, white wove paper
- Sheet: 10 3/4 × 9 5/16 inches (27.3 × 23.7 cm)
Lettered, center: "THE SAVOY | Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) | The Savoy, so called in the reign of Henry III from Peter of Savoy, was the palace of John of Gaunt. It was | destroyed in Wat Tyler's rebellion in 1381 and long remained desolate till rebuilt as a Hospital by Henry VII. | Photographed from the original drawing in the Pepysian Library by permission of | the Master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge"; lower center: "SOMERSET HOUSE | Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) | Somerset House built by the Protector of that name in the reign of Edward VI was in the seventeenth-century | the residence of the Queen Consort. It was pulled down in 1775. The pyramidal building shown in the right | corner is the Water house of Arundel house ot the east of Strand Lane. | Photographed from the original drawing in the Pepysian Library by permission of | the Master and Fellows of Magdalene College, Cambridge"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Undetermined
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- architectural subject
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Unknown artist, twentieth century, The Savoy, Somerset House, undated
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