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A View on Hampstead Heath, looking towards London.

A View on Hampstead Heath, looking towards London.

Artist: Sarjent, Francis Jukes (1747-1812)

Medium: Engraving, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: K.Top29.13.d

Item number: 13.d

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Rural Hampstead was infested with wolves as late as the 13th Century, and only became a fashionable area to live near with the discovery of springs which were purported to have healing properties in 1698. It has traditionally been popular with writers and poets; the Kit-Kat Club, whose members included Steele, Pope and Dr. Arbuthnot, met at the Upper Flask in East Heath Road; Keats, Leigh Hunt and Shelley were also frequent visitors.

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