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Earls Court Terrace showing Holland House

Earls Court Terrace showing Holland House

Draughtsman: Salway, Joseph

Medium: Lithograph, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Maps.183.p.2

Item number: Sheet 13-A

Length: 593

Width: 655

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Map

Map scale ratio: 1 '' : 20 Feet (1 : 240)

Map scale description: 1 '' : 20 Feet

The land that became Holland Park is shown here. Holland House can be seen in the distance,carefully rendered by Salway with the striking silhouette of this Jacobean mansion immediately recognisable. At the time that this drawing was surveyed the house, (hosted by Lady Holland who had been ostracised at Court), was a centre of literary and political activity. It was frequented by amongst others, the Whigs, George Canning, Byron, Wordsworth, Scott and Dickens. The drawing makes a detailed study of all the features of the roads that would have been under the management of the Turnpike Trust, such as lamp posts, water pumps and stockades for tethering horses.

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