The British Museum by night; c 1890
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The British Museum by night; c 1890

Ernest Dudley Heath

© Museum of London

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This night view of the British Museum shows the entrance façade illuminated by electric street lamps.
At this time, the museum still housed the British Library. The dome of the Library’s Reading Room can be seen looming in the darkness, behind the portico.
Ernest Dudley Heath was the son of Charles Heath, miniature painter to Queen Victoria. Essentially a painter of portraits and everyday scenes, he also illustrated. At the beginning of the 20th century, he was a lecturer in art at the University of London. He went on to become Principal of the Hampstead Garden Suburb School of Arts and Crafts and a lecturer in the Principles of Art Teaching at the Royal College of Art.




1885 AD - 1895 AD

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