Lady James's Folly is now called Severndroog Castle and stands in Castlewood Park, Shooters Hill above Woolwich.
Balloon Hunting near Lady James's Folly by Thomas Rowlandson, 17861811
© Greenwich Heritage Centre
- Pen & ink, watercolour & pencil
- 26 x 35 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,000 ( Total: £8,251)
- Acquired in:
It was built as a tribute to Sir William James's achievements against pirates in the Indian Ocean, and in particular for capturing Severndroog on the Malabar coast.
Sir William Gordon Cumming, Bt.
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