London: Jermyn Street (76): The Hammam:
two views of the hararah (the first hot room)
looking north towards Jermyn Street

Hot room from Old New LondonHot room from ILN
< Image: Old and new London Vol.4 (Cassell, 1878)
< Image: Illustrated London News (26 Jul 1862)

The image on the left is from the fourth volume of Edward Walford's Old and new London published in 1878. It is clearly a crude re-working of a mirror image of the one published in the Illustrated London News in July 1862, which was based an original by one of George Somers Clarke's architects.
Clearly Walford's artist has never seen the baths and has interpreted the alcove on the left as a pool, complete with a reflection of the men's feet.

This page first published 01 January 2023

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