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An Ancient House at Kirby Muxloe by John Flower

This pencil and wash drawing shows a timber framed gabled building in Kirby Muxloe (the building is no longer standing). This may have been the reason that the artist wanted to draw the picture. Local artist John Flower (1793-1861) had a fondness for recording the older buildings in Leicestershire and those in the process of demolition.

Born in Leicester in 1793 John Flower was apprenticed to a …