• View from the Gardens at Bromley Hill House, Kent, London beyond -
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    inscribed verso: Carriage Approach/to Bromley Hill

    watercolour on laid paper

    21.1 by 26.8cm., 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Christie?s, 8th June 1976, lot 56

     

    Engraved:

    As a soft ground etching, no.7 in series `Views of Bromley Hill?

     

    Amelia Long  and her husband Charles Long (1761-1838), a bought Bromley Hill House in 1801 and proceeded to enlarge the original 1760s house to their own designs and improved the much-admired garden which, by 1809, had two picturesque walks, each a mile long, and the present view of St Paul?s Cathedral. She exhibited four views taken in the grounds of Bromley Hill at the Royal Academy between 1811 and 1817. The gardens have long since disappeared but the house, much altered, survives as the Bromley Court Hotel on Bromley Hill.



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