Burlington Fine Arts Club

In writing about the Burlington Fine Arts Club last night, I realised that it used to occupy one of the more interesting and unusual houses on the west side of Savile Row – originally built as part of Lord Burlington’s development of the streets north of Burlington House and then somewhat Egyptianised in the early nineteenth century when it was lived in by George Basevi, the pupil of John Soane, who spent three years studying in Rome, and was later responsible for the design of Belgrave Square and the Fitzilliam Museum. Oddly enough, before it became the Burlington Fine Arts Club, it was lived in by Dr. Richard King, a surgeon and Arctic explorer who founded the Ethnological Society of London:-

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