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Chimneypiece, Great Hall, Charterhouse

Chimneypiece, Great Hall, Charterhouse

Photographer: Dixon, Henry (1820 - 1892)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Tab.700.b.3

Item number: 44

Length: 22.3

Width: 17.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The chimneypiece is of Sutton's time; the cannon and powder barrels convey an allusion to his office of Master of the Ordnance...Thomas Sutton purchased the estate, in 1611, for £13,000. Sutton was a man of great ability and very varied experience; sometime student of Lincoln's Inn, afterwards a traveller through many countries of Europe, a Secretary to a great Lord,...but now a wealthy London merchant whose purse was reputed to be fuller than the Queen's exchequer."

Letterpress by Alfred Mark from 'Photographs of Old London'.

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