'Warwick, West Gate and Leicester's Hospital', c 1880.

Bedford, Francis

'Warwick, West Gate and Leicester's Hospital', c 1880.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

A photographic view of the West Gate of Warwick and the adjoining medieval Lord Leycester's Hospital, published by Francis Bedford & Co. In 1571, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester (c 1532-1588) converted the building, originally a guild house, into a hospital for soldiers injured during the service of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). Bedford (1816-1894) was a prolific and well-respected photographer, best known for his numerous topographic and architectural views of Britain. During the 1860s and 1870s Bedford travelled extensively throughout Britain, taking hundreds of views of British scenery. He was assisted by his son, William (1846-1893) whose work is almost indistinguishable from that of his father.

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