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Tower House, Melbury Road, Kensington, London: perspective of the library

RIBA Ref No RIBA97348
Architect/DesignerBurges, William (1827-1881)
Artist/PhotographerHaig, Axel Herman (1835-1921)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1878
Image Date1880
ViewInterior
StyleGothic Revival
MediumPainting
Library ReferenceFRA/BURG/1
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectArchitects' houses ; Libraries
NOTES: This watercolour was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1880 (number 1178) as 'A library in Kensington'.
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