Folio (368 x 237 mm.), pp. 4 (folded and printed bifolium), final page with printed docket title, some neat mss. notes; slight dusting at extremities but in very good condition.
US $805 €649
Rare property auction broadsheet advertising the sale of no 65 ‘Zoffany House’ on Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, west London, near Kew Bridge, which had been for a long time the residence of the painter Johann Joseph Zoffany.
Zoffany had died there in 1810, but the house only came on the market once his widow had succumbed to cholera in 1832. Before buying no 65 Zoffany had rented another house (no. 69) along the picturesque west London riverside village of Strand-on-the-Green. His wife and children lived there while he was travelling in India. In 1790 upon his return he bought no. 65, a grand and handsome 3 storey Georgian house, overlooking the Thames, later called ‘Zoffany House’ and still standing. He subsequently also acquired the neighbouring houses nos 66-96 to rent out.
The auction here offers two houses, one Zoffany House (no. 65), the other presumably the adjoining no 66. The lay-out of the houses and their other particulars are described.
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