View principally comprising Marylebone Manor House, gardens, park and Environs, as they probably stood in the time of Q. Elizabeth,when her Majesty entertained the Russian ambassadors with hunting in the said park. From an original drawing made by Gasselin in 1700. See Pennant's London 3. edit. and Lyson's Middx.___ In this House a considerable School was kept many years by Mr. De la place, and after by Mr. Fountaine; on whose Succession the building was demolished in 1791. This Plate is Dedicated to the Noblemen and Gentlemen Educated at the Said School By Their Very Humble Servant John Thomas Smith.
Etching and aquatint, sheet 145 x 510mm. 5¾ x 20". Trimmed within plate and into aquatint frame left and right. Laid into album page.
View of the St. Marylebone Manor House with its park and gardens in Elizabethan times. The manor house was demolished in 1791, and was close to the first site of the Marylebone Cricket Club, founded by Thomas Lord (1755 - 1832) in 1787. Published by John Thomas Smith (1766 - 1833), known as 'Antiquity' Smith. He was Keeper of Prints & Drawings at the British Museum 1816-1833, and wrote a number of books on London and its history, including 'Antiquities of London and Environs'.
Guildhall Library: p5386381.
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