The Great House, Olney Print

£10.00

The Great House, Olney Print

Provenance unknown.

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The Great House, Olney Print

This watercolour has been in the Cowper and Newton Museum since it first opened in 1900 but its earlier provenance is unknown. The Great House was an E-shaped building of three stories, enlarged in the mid-17th century. It stood between Olney Mill and the  Anglican church, and belonged to the Earl of Dartmouth who allowed John Newton to use its rooms for prayer meetings and Bible study. Some of the Olney Hymns were written for the groups that met there. Even in Newton’s time the house was uninhabited. It fell into disrepair and was demolished some time before 1857.

The print is mounted ready to be framed.

 

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 30 × 21 × 0.5 cm

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