The Savoy, from the River Thames.Reduced from a view taken by G. Vertue in 1736, & published by the Society of Antiquaries in 1750.
London, Published as the Act directs, Decr. 12th. 1808, by John Thomas Smith, No.31, Castle Street, East, Oxford Street.
Etching, with lage margins; 200 x 265mm. 8 x 10½". Some very minor staining.
The Savoy Palace on the River Thames, as it would have been in the 1550s. Once the grandest nobleman's residence of medieval London, it was John of Gaunt's house when it was attacked during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 and destroyed. In 1505 Henry had it rebuilt as a hospital, as shown here, which closed in 1702. With key.
For a watercolour derived from this print see ref. 8104.
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