The house of John Tradescant I at south Lambeth. Line engraving after J.T. Smith, 1798.

  • Smith, John Thomas, 1766-1833.
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1798
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9243i
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[London] : J. Caulfield execudit [sic], 1798.

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1 print : engraving, with etching

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Tradescant's house, at south Lambeth. There is every reason to think that the whole of the premises distinguished separately as Tradescants & Ashmole's houses were occupied entirely by the former; & that the one known now by Tradescants, wasn probably erected to contain a part of his collection: this appears evident from the following extract: "When his house at south Lambeth (then called Tradescants Ark) came into Ashmole's possession he added a noble room to it, & adorned the chimney with his arms, impaleing those of Sir Wm. Dugdale (whose daughter was his third wife) where they remain to this day, this house at present belongs to J. Small Esq.r who about twelve years ago purchased it of some of Asmols descendants, & my house, once a part of Tradescants, is adjoining thereto." Dr Ducarel's letter to Dr. Watson on the early cultivation of botany in England p. 9, London 1773. For this plate the editor feels himself under an obligation to his friend J.T. Smith, who to encourage the work, declined inserting it as originally intended in his valuable Antiquities of London & its environs

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R. Burgess, Portraits of doctors & scientists in the Wellcome Institute, London 1973, hors catalogue no. 2965.2

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Wellcome Collection 9243i

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