"MANSION HOUSE" - Framed ETCHING

Code:
 1 -619
Category:
 Artwork
Condition
 VGC
Price ($AU):
 100.00
Qty:
 1
Circa:
 Late 19th Century
Size:
 Etching 4" x 6". Frame 10" x 12.25".

MANSION HOUSE London ETCHING.

Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London. It is used for some of the City of London's official functions, including an annual dinner, hosted by the Lord Mayor, at which the Chancellor of the Exchequer customarily gives a speech ¨C his "Mansion House Speech" ¨C about the state of the British economy. The Guildhall is another venue used for important City functions.

The residence used to have its own court of law, since the Lord Mayor is the chief magistrate of the City while in office. There were eleven holding cells (ten for men and one, nicknamed "the birdcage", for women). A famous prisoner here was the early 20th century suffragette women's rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst.

Mansion House was built between 1739 and 1752, in the then fashionable Palladian style by the City of London surveyor and architect George Dance the Elder.

Unsigned by artist.