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Joseph Michael Gandy (1771 - 1843)

Soane office, view of the interior of the Council Chamber of the New Masonic Hall adjoining Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London: an evening view, made after the completion of the building in 1828

Watercolour on paper

Museum number: P268

Curatorial note

Exhib: RA 1832, no. 998.

This lamp-lit evening view shows Soane's hall lit by four large hanging argand lamps. On the altar-like table in the centre is the 'Ark' that Soane designed for the Freemasons.

Exhibition history

John Soane Architect: Master of Space and Light, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 11 September - 3 December 1999; Centro Palladio, Vicenza, April - August 2000; Hôtel de Rohan, Paris, January - April 2001; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, 16 May - 3 September 2001; Real Academia des Bellas Artes, Madrid, October - December 2001

Associated objects

P89, pair
DR1, same scheme


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