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Creator:
Unknown artist, twentieth century
after Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607–1677, Bohemian
Title:
The Savoy, Somerset House
Date:
undated
Medium:
Photo-mechanical reproduction on smooth, medium, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 × 9 5/16 inches (27.3 × 23.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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 Information
Accession Number:
B1977.14.15204
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:32006
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