Water Gate of York House: 1881
3 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 22cm

Water Gate of York House: 1881

Henry Dixon

© Museum of London

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Water Gate of York House, before 1882.
This photograph was commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London to form part of a permanent visual record of historic buildings threatened with alteration or possible demolition in the 1870s and 80s. The Italianate Water Gate, designed by Inigo Jones in the 1620s, was originally the Thames entrance to York House in the Strand. With the building of Victoria Embankment in the late 1860s the Water Gate became detached from the river and, according to Alfred Marks of the Society, "...has remained in a hollow, so it would not be practicable to get a satidfactory photograph of it." The photograph here, therefore, was printed by Henry Dixon from a negative made some years earlier by William Strudwick.




1881 AD - 1881 AD

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