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Carleton House

Carleton House

Medium: Engraving

Date: 1809

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 1-a

Genre: Topographical Print

Carlton house was originally built for Lord Carlton in the early 18th century, and by 1809 was the home of the Prince of Wales (later George IV). He set about improving it in typically extravagant style. Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum, thought it "overdone with finery".

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