Arundel House

    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    John Thane, Publisher
    Adam Alexius Bierling (1616, German) , Draughtsman
    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607 - 1677, Bohemian) , Draughtsman
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    height (print): 95mm
    width (print): 195mm
    Content object
    South view of Arundel House, with several groups of figures within a courtyard, including a coach and pair of horses to the left of the scene.

    Plate from a grangerized copy of A history of the Royal Society, with memoirs of the Presidents…by Charles Richard Weld (London, John W. Parker, 1848). In this edition, the original two volumes were extended to eight volumes with the addition of extra-illustrations and documents, by Alexander Meyrick Broadley.

    The print appears at p.140 in volume 2 of the adapted set of Weld’s History. Weld’s text describes the outbreak of the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the Royal Society enforced move from Gresham College to Arundel House. The work was originally printed in the series Views of Arundel House… (London, 1792).

    Inscribed below: ‘Adam A. Bierling delin. South View of Arundel House in London 1646’. The print has been trimmed and is missing the publishing attribution: ‘London. Pub. by J. Thane, Rupert Street, Hay Market Feb. 1 1792.’

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) Czech-born etcher, entered into the service of Thomas Howard 14th Earl of Arundel (1585-1646) and produced views of his London home.

    Object history
    Print from Charles Richard Weld's 2 volume A history of the Royal Society... (London, John W. Parker, 1848) grangerized by the writer and collector Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847–1916) into 8 volumes, adding illustrative material and manuscript items to Weld's text. The books were initially owned by Ludwig Mond FRS (1839–1909), and according to an inscription by his son Robert Ludwig Mond FRS (1867–1938) they were intended for presentation to the Society. This eventually happened in late 1959, the donor being the politician Harry Nathan (1889–1963), Lord Nathan of Churt.
    Related fellows
    Charles Richard Weld (1813 - 1869, British) , Author
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