Click here to skip to content

Regent Street & Jermyn Street, London, 1828

Regent Street & Jermyn Street, London, 1828

Artist: Scharf, George senior

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1828

Shelfmark: Additional MS 36489A

Item number: f80

Length: 13

Width: 22.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This lively line drawing depicts the collection of buildings found at the junction of Regent Street and Jermyn Street, as it would have appeared in 1828.

The areas of Regent Street and Regent's Park are the most superb examples of Regency town planning to remain in the city. The street, park and terraces were designed by John Nash in 1812 for the Prince Regent, after whom the entire complex was named. The majority of houses were built by 1830, despite the delays caused by the Napoleonic Wars. The park has an open-air theatre where Shakespearean plays are conducted in the summer, and a large zoo that can be found on the north side.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites

Newsletter

Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: