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View of the Queen's House, Greenwich, from Greenwich Park

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
Peopleownership: Beaufoy, Henry B H
Artist: Charnock, John

Object details:

Object ID PAF2868
Description Mounted with PAF2844-PAF2867 and PAF2869-PAF2927; page number 25. The Queen's House from the south-east with the Greenwich Hospital domes visible above a single-storey service building where its east colonnade now stands. A slightly smaller service building is to the left of the House, the higher facade beyond probably being the rather more distant south front of Stuart's Greenwich Hospital Infirmary of 1764-68 (later the Dreadnought Hospital) with the masts of ships seen above, off the Greenwich waterfront. This view also shows the 18th-century Park wall, with a railed section preserving the view south from the House but no ha-ha. This was dug, and the lower present wall built, when the House was allocated to and extended for the Royal Naval Asylum from 1806 on: it is 50 feet further south than the wall shown (which was on a line only 25 feet from the House), the extra land being obtained from the Park by Royal Warrant in 1808. There is also no central door from the House's Orangery, as today, and the eastern arch of the central roadway house has been in-filled with rusticated brickwork, with windows inserted (as presumably was the west arch). At this time the whole roadway area inside the House was extra accommodation space. PAF3012 is a watercolour of the House from the north-east by the same artist.
Date made circa 1800

Artist/Maker Charnock, John
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials pen & wash, grey
Measurements 169 mm x 224 mm
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