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The Fox and the Stork a42_01488

SOMERSET HOUSE, HALIFAX, CALDERDALE. A detailed view of a plasterwork panel depicting a scene from Aesops Fables, in the reception room of Somerset House. Somerset House is a collection of two warehouses and a town house, arranged around a forecourt in the south, since a bank, commercial and residencial premises. The house dates to 1766, and the warehouses to c1780. The architect is believed to be John Carr of York, and the plasterowk in the reception room, or grand salon, is by Guiseppe Cortese. The rococo plasterwork is believed to have taken ten years to complete, and cost £ 2, 000. The grand salon has oval panels with foliate frames, with scenes depicting Aesops Fables. This scene shows part of the " Fox and the Stork"

Media ID 22140103

© Historic England Archive

Crane Georgian House Warehouse

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