Park Lane Dudley House London 1896 Page over 120 years old available unframed


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Antique print dated 1896. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a gold frame with mount.
Also available in either a brown frame or a black frame, your choice.

Frame size approx 400mm x 370mm. RL.209.

Entitled – Park Lane.

Below the picture reads:

Park Lane. – Dudley House, at the north-western corner of Upper Brook Street, until recently the residence of the Earl of Dudley, was noted for containing a gallery of pictures of the Flemish and Italian schools. The collection formed here is described by Dr. Waagen (in 1835 as a very mixed one. He enumerates a few by Bellini, Francia, Cuyp, Ruysdael, etc., adding, “I looked in vain for the ‘Three Graces,’ by Raphael, which Passavant saw there.” It is understood, however, that the present Earl has added considerably to his gallery. There are also several fine specimens of sculpture, including a “Venus,” by Canova. In this house lived the eccentric Earl of Dudley, who died in 1833, and who was for some time Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under Canning’s Administration. During the general depression in 1825-27, Lord Dudley remarked to a friend that his coal-mining income had fallen off during one year to the amount of £30,000; “but,” he added, “I am a moderate man and don’t feel it. Lord Durham, they tell me, has not bread.” This particular member of the Dudley family is tersely described by one of the ladies of the Court of George IV. as “a man who promised much, did little, and died mad.” The same eccentric Earl observed on a certain occasion, when the suggested menu of a forthcoming banquet was discussed in his presence, “My wants and wishes are moderate in such matters. I consider a good soup, a small turbot, a neck of venison with asparagus, and an apricot tart is a dinner fit for an emperor – when he can’t get a better.” The splendid mansion shown in this view is now occupied by the well-known South African millionaire, Mr. J. B. Robinson, the friend of President Kruger.

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Weight4.41 kg
Dimensions60 × 50 × 7 cm