Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts' Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts' Collection | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Kilburn Wells

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Description

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Descriptive medium

Pencil on wove paper

Image Licence

Image Credit

Courtesy of the Royal Academy of Arts' Collection

From the Watercolour World

Location

Kilburn High Rd, London, England

Country

Tww Comment

In the 18th century, Kilburn gained a reputation among Londoners as a pleasure resort, known as Kilburn Wells. It grew up around a medicinal spring of fresh water in Abbey Fields, near the site of the old Kilburn Priory and in the grounds of The Bell, or Kilburn Wells public house as it was called at the time.