39 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London: detail of ship on the apex of the gable
|Architect/Designer||Ernest George & Peto|
|Artist/Photographer||Charles, Martin (1940-2012)|
|Library Reference||MC K 310509|
|Credit||Martin Charles / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Roofs ; Houses ; Sculpture|
NOTES: No. 39 was the home of the composer W. S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan, who commissioned Ernest George & Peto in 1882. The ship is believed to be a model of H. M. S. Squirrel, sailed in by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, an Elizabethan mariner, from whom W. S. Gilbert claimed descent.
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