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Creator:
Peter Roberson, active 1958
Commissioned by London Transport, 1937–2004, British
Printed by Leonard Ripley & Company Ltd, British
Title:

Town and Country Houses

Date:
1961
Medium:
Lithograph
Dimensions:
Sheet: 39 7/8 x 24 15/16 inches (101.3 x 63.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

In artist's hand, in black, beneath image, right: "Peter Roberson '61". 1) Beneath top image. In black type, left: "LORD BURLINGTON | 1694-1733". In large red type, center: "CHISWICK HOUSE"; continues in black italic type: "was designed by Lord Burlington as a setting for polite and learned conversation. After years | of neglect and misuse the finely stuccoed exterior and the sumptuous interiors by William Kent have been finally restored. | The domed saloon and the splended Velvet Rooms with encrusted gold-leafed ceilings and carved chimney pieces are hung | with treasures from the Devonshire collection at Chatsworth."; right: "Underground to Hammersmith, then bus 71". 2) Beneath middle image. In black type, left: "SIR THOMAS GRESHAM | 1519-1579". In large black type, center: "OSTERLEY PARK"; continues in black italic type: "today is the work of one great designer, Robert Adam. As at Kenwood, he worked on an existing | house, in this case Elizabethan and orginally built by Sir

Lettered, upper center: "CHISWICK HOUSE was designed by Lord Burlington as a setting for polite and learned conversation. After years of neglect and misuse the finely stuccoed exterior and the sumptuous interiors by William Kent have been finely restored. The domed saloon and the splendid Velvet Rooms with encrusted gold-leafed ceilings and carved chimneypieces are hung with treasures from the Devonshire collection at Chatsworth. | Underground to Hammersmith, then bus 71."; center: "OSTERLEY PARK today is the work of one great designer, Robert Adam. As at Kenwood, he worked on an existing house, in this case Elizabethan and originally built by Sir Thomas Gresham in about 1577. Began in 1761, Adam's work here spanned nineteen years. Almost every detail in his work-furniture, carpets, door mouldings, lock plates, even the burnished steel grates. The result is an astonishing and sustained magnificence. | Underground to Osterley; Green Line Coach 704, 703."; lower center: "KENWOOD is London's own country house. In a woodland setting some four miles from Piccadilly, it was built early in the 18th century and acquired in 1754 by Lord Mansfield. Ten years later he employed Robert Adam, at the height of his power, to transform the house. The masterpiece is undoubtedly the Library. Kenwood is full of treasures-there is an excellent collection of pictures which includes a superb Rembrandt Self Portrait. | Underground to Archway or Golders Green, then bus 210."

In black, beneath image, right: "Peter Roberson '61"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Henry S. Hacker, Yale BA 1965
Copyright Status:
© TfL
Accession Number:
B1991.46.2
Classification:
Posters
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3218
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