Manuscript: Greenwich, A Town in Kent
- Part Of:
- Pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 3 5/8 × 4 7/8 inches (9.2 × 12.4 cm), Sheet (album page): 8 3/4 × 6 1/2 inches (22.2 × 16.5 cm), and Binding: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)
Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center to lower center: "GREENWICH, a town in Kent 4 Miles | Was the birth place of Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth. There | Edward the VI died. A Palace erected here by Humphry Duke of | Gloucester, who named it Placentia, was enlarged by Henry 7 | and completed by Henry the VIII. but being afterwd. suffered to ruin | was pulled down by Charles II. who began a magnificient | edifice + loved to see the first wing finished. He also enlarged | the Park walled it round, planted it. & erected a Royal Observatory | on the top of the hill. for the use of the celebrated Flamsteed, | whose name the hill retains. He likewise furnished it with | mathematical instruments for astronomical observations | & a deep dry well for observing the stars in the day time"
Watermark on album page: "Smith & Allnutt 1823"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British, Manuscript: Greenwich, A Town in Kent, undated
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