Friends tour 18 Stafford Terrace, a uniquely preserved example of a late Victorian townhouse that was once the home of the renowned ‘Punch’ cartoonist, Edward Linley Sambourne.
From 1875, 18 Stafford Terrace was the home of cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne and his family. The house, with its original furniture and fittings still intact, gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family and provides a rare example of what was known as an ‘Aesthetic interior’ or ‘House Beautiful’ style.
The Aesthetic Movement of the late 19th century advocated the use of foreign influences in the decoration of the home. This can be seen by the various Japanese, Middle-Eastern and Chinese objects throughout the house. Together with William Morris wallpaper, elaborate stained glass and many of Sambourne’s original drawings and research material, the house is a cornucopia of Victorian delights.
As well as viewing the house we learn about Sambourne’s 43-year career as a cartoonist for Punch magazine as well his work as a book illustrator, most famously known for his illustrations of Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies.
● Fully booked
Thursday 27 September 2018
11am — 12.30pm
18 Stafford Terrace, London, W8