[Leycester Hospital Quadrangle, Warwick.] 19.[The Quadrangle of the Leycester Hospital is surrounded by panelled Elizabethan buildings. Facing the entrance is the richly ornamented front of the Master's Lodge. On the right is a cloister-like corridor leading to some of the rooms of the pensioners; on the left is the old banqueting hall, now partitioned into small apartments for various domestic purposes. The roof is of well preserved Spanish chestnut, dating from 1830. The upper part of the hall where the minstrel gallery formerly stood is now cut offr and forms the drawing room of the Master's house. On the opposite side of the Quadrangle is the kitchen, which serves as a common room. On its walls is a fine collection of ancient swords and armour, and in it are contained numerous relics including an old chair said to be Saxon, a beautifully carved oak cabinet from Kenilworth Castle, a portion of tapestry from Cumnor Hall (near Oxford) worked by Amy Robsart, and the signature portion of Lord Leicester's will.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 255mm. 11¼ x 10".
[Ref: 14607] £30.00