39 Harrington Gardens, South Kensington, London: crow-stepped gable with model of a ship on its apex

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RIBApix ref no RIBA102890
Architect/DesignerErnest George & Peto
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1884
Image Date2009
ViewExterior
StyleQueen Anne
MediumDigital image
Library ReferenceMC _DSC1601
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit Martin Charles / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: No. 39 was the home of the composer W. S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan, who commissioned Ernest George & Peto in 1882. The ship is believed to be a model of H. M. S. Squirrel, sailed in by Sir Humphrey Gilbert, an Elizabethan mariner, from whom W. S. Gilbert claimed descent.

Subject tags

houses, sculpture