Copyright © 2008-
Reginald Augustus Wymer
Grenadier Guards by St George’s Hospital (now Lanesborough Hotel), London
A watercolour measuring 4¼" x 6¼".
Signed G. Wymer.
About the Artist
Reginald Augustus Wymer (1849-
Grenadier Guards marching by St George’s Hospital, Hyde Park Corner, London. The regiment has been identified according to their uniforms by the Guards Museum at Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London.
The former St George’s Hospital on the west side of Hyde Park Corner, now the Lanesborough
Hotel, is a fine stuccoed Neo-
The buildings seen on the left of St George’s Hospital in the painting are on Grosvenor
Place, corner of Grosvenor Crescent. Grosvenor Place was widened and largely rebuilt
in the 1860s, when over 200 house leases expired together. The chief architect was
Thomas Cundy III, and the style chosen for the mansions was a version of 17th century
French Renaissance. It was typified by the pyramidal pavilion roofs seen in the painting.
The first block is no longer in existence: it was replaced by stone-
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