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The Crescent at Bath

The Crescent at Bath

Artist and engraver: Malton Yr, Thomas

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVII

Item number: 26-c-1

Length: 47

Width: 32.5-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Print

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The Royal Crescent in Bath was built in 1767 to a design by John Wood the Younger. The terrace is known as a masterpiece of Georgian architecture with its giant Ionic columns and stately fronts made of freestone. At the time it was established, its location on an isolated, exposed hillside was not universally popular. It became a great success, however, and was used as a model for later housing developments in Bath and other cities. Although all the houses all look the same on the exterior, the interior of each house constructed according to the wishes of the individual client.

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