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Convex mirror, XF198, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany frame with mirror glass, in a black reeded frame, with its original silvered glass and single brass hanging ring. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Convex mirror, English, unknown maker, early nineteenth century, mahogany frame with mirror glass, in a black reeded frame, with its original silvered glass and single brass hanging ring

Diameter: 51cm
Width (frame): 3cm

Museum number: XF198

Curatorial note

This mirror still hangs on the west wall of the Museum Corridor where it was installed when the Corridor was created in 1824-25. It formed an eye-catcher, hanging above a large and striking fragment of a Roman fountain, when viewed along the Museum South Passage as shown a view of the Museum South Passage, looking east by JM Gandy, 1824, Vol. 82, 110.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk