'Remains of the Royal Palace at Eltham Kent'

View of Eltham Palace, Kent. This bound volume of 'picturesque' scenes was brought together by engraver Letitia Byrne and publisher Thomas Palser. This type of publication was relatively popular in the early 19th century, bringing together different scenes, all deemed to fulfil the criteria of this new type classification of landscape called 'picturesque' from around the world.

This compliation of pictureque scenes includes for each picture some background, generally a history of the site so as to help the reader better aprpeciate the scene. This type of publication was designed to be read together, perhaps as part of an education, perhaps as educational recreation. The date suggests this belonged to either the Herschels when John FW Herschel was still at school, or perhaps more likely, to the Stewart family, the family of Margaret Brodie Stewart whom John FW later married.

Object Details

ID: PAH6161
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Alexander, William; Byrne, Letitia Palser, Thomas
Date made: 2 January 1809
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Measurements: Sheet: 265 x 403 mm; Plate: 230 x 280 mm

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