THEYS, Freddy. The Paragon, Blackheath.
Original contemporary copper plate etching, signed by the artist, edition 32/70, 1991. 195 x 250 mm.
Regency architect Michael Searles (1750–1813) was famous as an English commercial architect of large houses, particularly in London. His most notable achievement is perhaps The Paragon in Blackheath, a 14-house perfect crescent occupying a semicircular plot in the corner of the Heath. The Paragon (today Grade 1 listed buildings) comprises seven blocks of semi-detached houses, each linked by a single story colonnade, with a lodge house at each end.