Friar Bacon's study, Oxford
This is an external view of the study of a Franciscan friar, Roger Bacon, an Oxford scholar famous for his unorthodox scientific and mathematical work. By the late 18th century this study, on Folly Bridge, had become a place of pilgrimage for scientists. Samuel Pepys visited it in 1669, remarking: "So to Friar Bacon's study: I up and saw it, and gave the man 1s[hilling] ... Oxford mighty fine place". The building was pulled down in the 18th century to allow for road widening.