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The Sir Paul Pindar, Bishopsgate Street

The Sir Paul Pindar, Bishopsgate Street

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892), A & J Bool

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 23

Length: 23.5

Width: 18.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Since the photograph was taken, the house on the spectator's left, marked as the site of a new hospital, has been destroyed. It contained a superb ceiling, which, on representations made by this Society, was secured by the South Kensington Museum. The style of this ceiling, exactly corresponding with one in the public house next door, seems to leave no doubt - though the question had been raised - that this house also formed part of the magnificent masion erected in the reign of James I by Sir Paul Pindar, one of the greatest and wealthiest merchant princes of his day...The 'Sir Paul Pindar' will not long survive the fate of the house formerly adjoining it on the south, as it also has been purchased for the Metropolitan Free Hospital."

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

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