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Bernard Lens III (1682-1740)

Doctor Flamsteed's House in Greenwich Park, Kent
inscribed 'Doct.r Flamsteads (sic) House in Greenwich Park in Kent' in the margin; pencil, pen and black ink and grey wash, unframed
9 1/4 x 11 3/4in. (235 x 299mm.)

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John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was a clergyman and astronomer. His house, better known as the Greenwich Observatory, was designed for him by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675, the same year he was appointed the first astronomer royal
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