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A view of Richmond Hill from Twickenham Meadows 18c

A view of Richmond Hill from Twickenham Meadows 18c

Engraver: Wells, J

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1784

Shelfmark: Ktop XLI

Item number: 18c

Genre: Topographical Print

The villa of Twickenham Meadows was enlarged in the mid-18th century, and later became known as Cambridge Park. It was the largest estate in Twickenham after Twickenham Park. This view looks towards Richmond Hill, a fashionable area in which wealthy gentleman built their country homes. Overlooking the Thames valley, it became an increasingly popular town from the 16th century on.

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