Physiognomy of London — Mode of building —Architectural irregularities of Nash — Club-houses — History of the collection of works of art in England — King Henry VIII. — King Charles I., extent and value of his collections — Collections of the Earl of Arundel and the Duke of Buckingham — Fate of those treasures of art — Kings Charles II. and James II. as collectors — Character of the private collections of the 18th century — Orleans Gallery and other collections brought over from France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Spain, consequent on the French Revolution and the wars of Napoleon — List of collectors since 1792 — Collections of drawings — MSS. with miniatures — Engravings — Grecian antiquities — Elgin marbles — Increasing encouragement of the arts by Government — Chief collections formed since 1835 in all departments of art.