A View of Laura Place & Johnston Street, Bath

ID: 2005-33531

Creator: Graf, C

Form/Genre: Landscape

Date: 1768

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

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A view of Laura Place and Johnston Street, Bath, England shows buildings, strolling groups of men and women, horse and carriage (two), and men astride horses. James Smithson's mother, Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie, was from the nearby town of Weston and Mrs. Macie in 1761 enjoyed the freedom of widowhood and the elaborate social life of Bath. Bath was the favorite playground in England for the upper class. It is suspected that this is where she met and had an affair with Sir Hugh Smithson. The affair led to the birth c. 1765 of James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Hungerfords of Studley
  • Macie, Elizabeth Hungerford Keate
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

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  • Women
  • Health resorts
  • Landscapes
  • Animals
  • Resorts
  • Hot springs
  • Horses
  • Carriages and carts


  • Bath (England)
  • Great Britain


  • Landscape
  • Engraving
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Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 4 1/4w x 3 1/2h; Type of Image: Landscape; Medium: Engraving

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