Oil on board William H Maile c1950s


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Oil on board William H Maile c1950s

An oil on board scene of 17 Gough Square London which was the home of Dr Johnson at the end of the 17th century. Dr Johnson departed the house in 1759 and from then on it was used as a small hotel being saved from destruction by the late Cecil Harmsworth MP in 1911.

The painting is by William H Maile a well known Benfleet school artist who was also an illustrator of childrens books and comics, 'Lenny the Lion' being the most famous. We think this oil on Board dates to around the 1950s and is priced at 50 guineas on the verso. Will Maile painted boats and sea scenes and is better known in that genre, but this is an interesting slice of history and we do not know why he chose to paint the house, which is the only surviving 17th century house in Gough Square.


  • H: 64cm (25.20in)
  • W: 52cm (20.47in)


Second quarter 20th Century

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