[Harvard House.] 22.[Harvard House in the High Street of Stratford-on-Avon was the home of Katherine Rogers, afterwards Harvard, the founder of the American University of that name. It was carefully restored in 1909. Beneath the front window are inscribed the initials of Thomas and Alice Roger, parents of Katherine Rogers. Apart from its associations for Americans, the house is remarkable as a very fine and ornate example of late Elizabethan timber-work, anticipating the style known as Jacobean. The entire front is covered with a profusion of carved ornament, to such an extent that little of the timber frame has been left plain. Above the bracket heads on the ground floor is the carving of a female head, somewhat mutilated, and possibly intended to be Queen Elizabeth. Other parts of the house are of later date, a fire in 1595 having destroyed parts of it. The upstairs parlous is notable for beautiful oak panelling and for its period furniture.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 285 x 252mm. 11¼ x 10".
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