Royal Observatory Greenwich – postcard collection

Estimated date
Henry Richardson, Greenwich
Publisher's title
Greenwich Park – Duke Humphrey's Tower, built 1433. Now the site of the Royal Observatory. (From an old Engraving.)
Nominal size
5.5 x 3.5 inches
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A reproduction of Greenwich Park and Palace, Old London in the distance, Tower in Foreground built by Humphrey Duke of Gloster, a steel engraving from vol. 7. of Scott's Waverley Novels [Abbotsford edition] (1845), which is described as being engraved by F W Topham 'From a Picture, temp. of tale', which is assumed to mean from a picture contemporary to the novel (which was historical). The artist is unknown. It not known if the painting was a contemporary image or a later artist's impression. Nor is its present whereabouts known