The King's and Queen's Bath, Bath 1747
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

The King's and Queen's Bath, Bath 1747

Robins, Thomas

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Description

This view of the King's and Queen's Baths was taken in 1747. The drawing is inscribed Bladud son of Lubhudibras/8th King of the Britans from Brute a great/ Philosopher and Mathematician/bred at Athens/ and Recorded the first Discoverer and Founder of these/ Baths, Eight hundred sixty and three years before Christ/ that is 2600 & 10 years, to the present year 1747. Numbered 27. This view was later updated and engraved in 1764 by W. Elliott. This sketch shows the Pump Room before its expansion in 1751; the central kitchen, statue of Bladud and the fashionable company bathing with their hats on. From a collection of 45 sketches of Bath by Thomas Robins the Elder (1716-1770). By kind permission of V&A Images.
 

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Image Reference

13057
 

Collection Reference

2006AA3604
 

Original Width (mm)

300
 

Original Height (mm)

200
 

Collection Location

V & A Museum
 

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