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Bartholomew Howlett, 1767–1827, British
after unknown artist

North Front of Bedford House, Bloomsbury Square

Former Title(s):

North Front of Bedford House

Engraving on slightly textured, medium, white wove paper
Sheet: 11 9/16 × 14 inches (29.4 × 35.6 cm), Plate: 10 1/2 × 12 7/8 inches (26.7 × 32.7 cm), and Image: 7 7/8 × 11 3/4 inches (20 × 29.8 cm)

Lettered, lower center: "NORTH FRONT OF BEDFORD HOUSE, BLOOMSBURY SQUARE"; lower center: "This MANSION which for more than a Century, was the Town Residence of the noble Family of RUSSEL Earls and Dukes of BEDFORD: was built under the direction of the celebrated | Architect Inigo Jones on the Scite of an antient Mansion called SOUTHAMPTON HOUSE belonging in 1667 to Lady Rachel Vaughan, who married W.m Lord Russell and by this Union | conveyed the Estate (including the ground on which Montague House now the British Museum was built) to the Russell Family. In the year 1800 Bedford House was taken down, | and upon the Scite of the Mansion House and Gardens a number of large Houses called Bedford Places and Montague Street were erected by Francis the late Duke of Bedford."; lower center: "Engraved from the Original Drawing purchased at the sale in Bedford House & now in the possession of the Publisher R. Wilkinson"; lower center: "London. Published December 1, 1822, by R. Wilkinson No. 125, Fenchurch Street"; lower right: "Howlett, Sculp"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
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