From 1727, this magnificent Georgian Townhouse was home to the prominent 18th Century entrepreneur and philanthropist Ralph Allen. Allegedly built by John Wood the Elder, it once stood as a prominent Palladian frontispiece addressing an open garden courtyard. As the city of Bath continued to expand, new urban blocks were built around this iconic elevation, completely enclosing the courtyard and isolating the building from public view. Only an oblique view of the triangular pediment can be seen from York Street to the North. This measured drawing seeks to celebrate this hidden frontage, allowing the elevation to be visible and appreciated as it was originally intended. The limited-edition architectural illustration is signed, numbered and dated.
The drawing received a high commendation at the Georgian Group International Measured Drawing Prize 2017.
There are two sizes available:
A3 (29.7cm x 42cm / 11.7in x 16.5in)
A2 (42cm x 59.4xm / 16.5in x 23.4in)
The smaller format drawing (A3) is printed onto 250gsm Tintoretto Gesso Paper, a slightly off-white paper with a lightly hammered surface texture. The illustration is packaged with a sturdy grey-board backing and sealed inside a cellophane case.
The larger format drawing (A2) is printed onto 220gsm Cartridge Paper, a similar slightly off-white paper with a lightly hammered surface texture. The illustration is carefully rolled, cellophane wrapped and posted inside a sturdy cardboard tube.
Ralph Allen’s Townhouse, Bath Limited Edition Print
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