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Where: Aplomb Translations Ltd, London WC2A, UK

When: 01 January 1873

Identifier: oldnewlondonnarr03thor
Title: Old and new London : a narrative of its history, its people, and its places
Year: 1873 (1870s)
Authors: Thornbury, Walter, 1828-1876
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Publisher: London : Cassell, Petter, & Galpin
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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D NEW LONDON. [Northumberland House, the Venetian Senators (better known by its othername of the Cornaro Family), was one of the bestof Titians; and another of Andrea del Sarto, viz.* a Madonna, Christ, St. John, and an Old Woman,&c.; a St. Catharina of Da Vinci, with diversportraits of [by] Vandyke; a Nativity of Georgioni;the Last of our Blessed Kings (Charles L), andthe Duke of York, by Lely ; a Rosarie by thefamous Jesuits of Bruxelles, and severall more. . .The new front towards the gardens is tolerable, were From 1605, when the house was finished by theEarl of Northampton, almost down to the time ofits demolition, so many changes were made in thebuilding at different periods, that, in fact, with theexception of the front, little of the old house re-mained. Great alterations were made at North-umberland House in the years 1748--1752, whichwere begun by Algernon, Duke of Somerset, andcompleted by his t.on-in-law and daughter, the Earland Countess of Northumberland. Northumber-

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STAIRCASE IN NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE. {From an Original Sketch.) it not drownd by a too massie and clomsie pair ofstayres of stone, without any neate invention. There is a fine picture of Northumberland Houseby Caneletti, showing the small houses and othertenements opposite to it, and the Strand with thesign-boards in front of the houses. A copy of thepicture is given on page 139. There is a tradition, says Mr. Nightingale, inthe Beauties of l^ngland, that when the Earlof Northampton erected his mansion at the villageof Charing, he was ridiculed for having chosen asituation so fixr distant from his town residence ;and, indeed, if we cast our eye over the maps ofLondon, published about that period, we shall notbe surprised at the remark. land House has more tlian once suffered severelyfrom fire. The following is an account ot onethat occurred on Saturday, March iSth, 17So:— It broke out about five in the morning, and ragedtill eight, in which time it burnt from the east end,where it beg


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