Item #CL207-11 Star And Garter Hotel [Richmond, London]. A H. Fullwood, 1863–1930 Aust.
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Star And Garter Hotel [Richmond, London]

1909. Pencil drawing, titled in image upper left, initialled and dated lower left, 22.6 x 22.8cm. Slight discolouration, old mount burn, rough lower edge.

The Star and Garter Hotel, located on Richmond Hill in London, “reached the peak of its fame as Richmond itself expanded in the 19th century during the Victorian era. In the period from the 1830s to the 1890s, the hotel guests ranged from literary figures such as Charles Dickens to exiled crowned heads of Europe such as King Louis-Philippe and his wife. Following the end of the Victorian era, the rise of the motor car and more widespread travel led to a decline in the hotel's fortunes, and it failed twice to be sold at auction” in 1907 and 1909. The hotel was eventually sold and donated to Queen Mary in 1916 and was demolished and rebuilt as a care home in 1919. Ref: Wiki; Richmond Libraries’ Local History Notes.

Item #CL207-11

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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