Clarence’s childhood home, and what happened to the house

I am delighted to see that Sharon O’Connor of the Dulwich Society published back in 2020 a good essay on Elhanan Bicknell’s house at Herne Hill. This is the mansion full of art where Clarence Bicknell grew up, learning to paint and draw from his mother Lucinda. Sharon’s paper is a very good essay on what happened to the house after Elhanan’s death, including it’s re-naming as Carlton House.

Of the new owner, Clarence’s brother Sidney, was a cynical as ever. Sharon records it thus… “Sidney was scathing about the next resident of the house: ‘Mr Nicholson pulled down the centre of the house … and rebuilt it in the worst taste, christening it Carlton House’.”

Thank you Sharon. Download it here…