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Field Court, Gray's Inn

Field Court, Gray's Inn

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 103

Length: 23.2

Width: 18.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The great Lord Bacon had chambers here, from which he dates the dedication of his 'Essays.' The garden...was first planted in 1600, and as Bacon was then Treasurer of the Society it is not too much to assume that the author of the essay 'Of Gardens' had a great deal to do with its planning. These gardens, which continued to have an uninterrupted view of Hampstead and Highgate were long a fashionable promenade."

Letterpress by Alfred Marks from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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