Samuel Johnson was born in 1709 and came to London in 1737. He was commissioned to write the first comprehensive Dictionary of the English language in 1746. With the help of six assistants he compiled the Dictionary in the garret of 17 Gough Square. It was published in 1755.
Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.
I was asked by the curator of to prepare a specification of paint colours and finishes appropriate to the house.
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Dec 11th, 2010 | Patrick | Museums | Organisations | No Comments