25. APSLEY HOUSE.
Hogarth, Peg Woflington. Reynolds (twelve pictures): Sleeping girl;
Strawberry girl; Hope comforting Love; Portrait of Laurence Sterne.
J,was, Portrait of Pope. Jackson, Portrait of Flaxman. Landseer, Hunt¬
ing scene. Eastlake, Italian peasants.
Apsley House (PI. I, 10), Hyde Park Corner, the residence of
the Duke of Wellington, was built in 1785 for Earl Bathurst, Lord
High Chancellor of England, and in 1820 purchased by Govern¬
ment and presented to the Duke of AVellington, as part of the
nation's reward for his distinguished services. A few years later
the mansion was enlarged and the external brick facing replaced
by stone. The site is considered one of the best in London, and
the interior is very expensively fitted up. It contains a picture-
gallery, numerous portraits, busts, and statues, and a great many
gifts from emperors and kings.
Velasquez: Water-seller; Portrait of Pope Innocent X.; Portrait of
himself. "Correggio, Christ on the Mount of Olives. Annunciation, after
Michael Angelo. Sogliani, Adoration of the Shepherds. Teniers, Peasant's
wedding. -Jan Sleen, Wedding feast. Ostade, Boors drinking. Terburg,
Signing of the Peace of Westphalia. Wouverman, Return from the chase.
Van der Heyden, View of Veght. Claude Lorrain, Sea-piece. Wilki.c,
Chelsea pensioners reading the news of the Battle of Waterloo. William
Allan, Battle of Waterloo.
Bath House (PL J 10), Piccadilly, at the corner of Bolton
Street, the mansion of Lord Ashburton, contains a collection of
paintings, chiefly belonging to the Dutch and Flemish Schools.
Rubens: Wolf hunt; Rape of the Sabine women. Van Dyck: Virgin
and Child; Joseph looking at angels dancing; Portrait of Charles I. Rem¬
brandt: The writing-master; Portrait of himself. Gerard Dow, Hermit
praying before a crucifix. Metsu, Girl in a scarlet jacket. Netscher, Boy
blowing soap-bubbles. "Jan Steen: Ale-house; Playing at skittles. "De
Hooghe, Street in Utrecht. Teniers: The seven works of mercy; Portrait
of himself. A. van Ostade: Man and woman sitting at a table; Boors
smoking and gaming. /. van Ostade , Village tavern. Paul Potter, Cows.
Van de Velde, Hay harvest. Berchem, Three cows. Karel du Jardin,
Water-mill. Phil. Wouverman, Four landscapes. Van der Heyden, Market¬
place, Also several paintings by Italian and Spanish masters, and Mercury-
slaying Argus, a sculpture by Thorvaldsen.
Devonshire House (PL J 10), Piccadilly, between Berkeley
Street and Stratton Street, the London residence of the Duke of
Devonshire, contains fine portraits by Jordaens, Sir Joshua Reynolds,
Tintoretto, Dobson, Lely, and Kneller. In the library are the
•Kemble Plays', a valuable collection of English dramas, including
the first editions of Shakspeare, formed by John Philip Kemble;
Claude Lorrain's 'Liber Areritatis', containing sketches of all his
pictures by his own hand; and a noble collection of gems.
Bridgewater House ( PL J 10), in Cleveland Row, by the Green
Park, to the S. of Piccadilly, is the mansion of the Earl of Ellesmere,
and possesses one of the finest picture-galleries in London. The
number of paintings is about 300, of which 120 are Italian, Spanish,
and French, 150 German and Dutch, and 30 English. It also con¬
tains 80 original drawings by Giulio Romano, and 150 by the three
Caracci. Cards of admission may sometimes be obtained of Messrs.
Smith, 43 Old Bond Street.