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Discover the decorated home of illustrator extraordinaire Linley Sambourne (1844-1910), best known for his satirical cartoons for the iconic Punch magazine.
Victorian illustrator and cartoonist, Linley Sambourne moved to Sambourne House at 18 Stafford Terrace, London in 1874, and remained there with his family for the rest of his life. Today, the house has been lovingly preserved in much the same state as it was when he was alive, providing a unique insight into Linley’s family life, enduring career and artistic tastes.
The house is a stunning example of a ‘House Beautiful’, aesthetically designed in rebellion against mass production, elevating the status of furniture and furnishings to works of art. Stained-glass windows, Morris & Co wallpaper and furnishings and fine ceramics chosen by Linley and his wife Marion can be spotted throughout the interiors. The collections include drawings from Punch magazine and an extensive photographic archive with insight into Linley Sambourne’s process of creating cartoons.
Take a guided tour for expert insight into the Sambournes lives, and discover how Linley Sambourne became one of the most celebrated illustrators of his time.
Why you should go
A decorated sanctuary in West London
Explore the life and work of Victorian illustrator Linley Sambourne