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Sir William Gell

Gell, Sir William (gĕl) [key], 1777–1836, English archaeologist. He served as chamberlain to Caroline, consort of the prince of Wales (later George IV), and accompanied her to Italy in 1814. His original drawings of classical ruins are in the British Museum. Among his works, which he illustrated, are Topography of Troy (1804) and Topography of Rome (1834).

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