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Fonthill Abbey

Fonthill Abbey. View of the Fountain Court within the western cloister. With additions made in June 1823 to convert it into a public refectory for the visitors; restaurateur Mr Dore, White Lion Bath. (A description of the buildings is printed beneath.)

Drawn by Stedman Whitwell and printed in lithography by J. Boosey & Co. circa 1827.

A coloured lithograph. Image size 21cms x 24cms approx. From a Regency scrapbook some offset on reverse. Mounted and ready to frame.

Fonthill Abbey was a large gothic revival house built in the early 19th century by William Beckford (1760-1844), novelist, art critic and politician.