Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
Record No
85828
Title
Interior of a building in Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens
Description
View of a room at 2 Palace Green, Kensington Palace Gardens, Kensington. A large detached house which is Grade II* listed; listing number 1357462. It was built for William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist, who died here in 1863; a brown plaque commemorates this event. It is a wide two-storey house of red brick; Thackeray wrote to a friend that it was ‘the reddest house in all the town’. This interior photo shows a marble fireplace with encaustic, or Minton, tiles on the hearth. It is a high ceiling room with a large over-mantle ornate mirror and decorative plaster coving. A circular bell for summoning servants is to the right of the fireplace. It is now the Embassy of Israel.
Date of execution
1971
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_225_71_8827
London picture map location
Exact
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