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        Lansdown Tower - The Scarlet Drawing-Room, published in 'The Illustrated London News', 1845

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engracing. Date: 1845. Lansdown Tower (now known as Beckford's Tower) was a neo-classical folly built by William Beckford (1760-1844) on Lansdown Hill, Bath; There were two drawing rooms at the base of the tower, one scarlet and one crimson; They are said to have had rich carpets, luxurious curtains and coffered ceilings panelled in oak and enriched with scarlet, crimson, purple and gold; Provenance: Private Collection.

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