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Portrait of Sir Hans Sloane
A 1729 engraving of a drawing by Sir G Kneller of Sir Hans Sloane, part of the Chelsea Print Collection. Sir Hans Sloane, although an eminent doctor and collector, only achieved prominence after his purchase of the Manor of Chelsea and his legacy, both good and bad, can be seen all over Chelsea. He secured the future of the Physic Garden, provided essential additional burial ground, now Dovehouse Green, and his vast collection forms the keystone of the British Museum. However, he was also responsible for demolishing many Chelsea buildings, including the manor house. On his death Chelsea Manor was divided between his two daughters, one of whom married into the Cadogan family.
Copyright: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries (RBKC Libraries)
Location of original: Chelsea printroom A349
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