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St John's Gate, Clerkenwell, London: the north side. Watercolour by R. Rushen.

  • Rushen, R.
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This is the only surviving portion of the English Priory of St John of Jerusalem, the order of Knights Hospitallers founded in the twelfth century. During the early eighteenth century Edward Cave printed the Gentleman's Magazine here, later Samuel Johnson composed part of his Dictionary. Since 1874 the building has been used by the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem. The St John's Ambulance service started here in 1877

On the left of the archway in this painting is a luncheon room, with two men standing outside. At the right are the premises of W. C. Cav... [?], with a horse, an open carriage and a man wearing a top hat

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1 painting on watercolour paper : watercolour ; image 23 x 28.5 cm

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St. John's Gate Clerkenwell ; R. Rushen

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24469i

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