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Fore-edge Painting of Lansdowne House.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
294
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Fore-edge Painting of Lansdowne House. Painted on The New Testament in an Improved Version, London: Taylor, 1819, octavo, bound in full contemporary straight-grained red morocco, a.e.g., in a custom slipcase, 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Lansdowne House stood in London's Berkeley Square until the 1930s; it was home to several British Prime Ministers. A road-widening scheme resulted in the partial demolition of its front rooms, two were removed for preservation and display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Estimate $300-400


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Keywords

Berkeley Square, City of Westminster, Grade II* listed buildings in the City of Westminster, Lansdowne, Lansdowne House, Lansdowne, Maryland, London, London boroughs, Mayfair, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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