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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:

Greenwich Church

Part Of:

Collective Title: Rowlandson's Sketches: Album of 150 Drawings

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/8 × 5 inches (20 × 12.7 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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "GREENWICH CHURCH. rebuilt by the Commissioners for erecting the fifty New | Churches. is dedicated to Alphage, Abp of Canterbury. said to have been slain by the | Danes. on that Spot. a college at the end of the town. fronting the Thames. | (for the maintenance of 20 decayed old house keepers. 12 of Greenwich | and 8 to be alternately chosen from the Castle Rising in Norfolk. <& son of that> is | called the Duke of Norfolks College. though it was founded in 1613. by Henry | Earl of Northampton. brother of Thos. the fourth Duke of Norfolk. and Son of | that illustrious warrior and poet, Henry Earl of Surry. In 1560. Wm Lambard | authour of the Perambulations in Kent built an hospital. called Queen Elizabeth College"; inscribed below image in graphite: "Completed in 1718."

Watermark on album page: "Smith & Allnutt 1823"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1482(4)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:70377
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