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Smithfield Market J940533
Smithfield Market J940533
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Kings College Chapel AA98_04190
Kings College Chapel AA98_04190
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Eltham Palace J990112
Eltham Palace J990112
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St. Pancras Hotel staircase AA062211
St. Pancras Hotel staircase AA062211
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Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892. K010285
Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892. K010285
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Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259
Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259
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Kings Cross Station AA072950
Kings Cross Station AA072950
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Great Hall, Eltham Palace DP165856
Great Hall, Eltham Palace DP165856
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Paddington Station K030802
Paddington Station K030802
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Stairwell, University of Birmingham AA98_05526
Stairwell, University of Birmingham AA98_05526
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Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N080561
Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N080561
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Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn K991328
Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn K991328
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Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259 Featured Print

Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259

CHISWICK HOUSE, London. Interior. View of the ceiling in the Red Velvet Room.
The ceiling is inset with painted panels attributed to William Kent and has usually been interpreted as an allegory of the Arts. The panels around the edge, for example, incorporate musical instruments, portrait roundels of gods and goddesses (Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mars, Diana and Apollo) and their appropriate Zodiac signs. In the central panel the messenger god Mercury hovers above a stone arch, below which is a group of figures with further emblems of the visual arts: Architecture is represented by a bare-chested woman with a set square and a cherub with a plan of a Roman temple, Sculpture by a fallen bust of Inigo Jones, and Painting by a woman unveiling a self-portrait of Kent.
The radical alternative interpretation of this symbolism is that it alludes to the ritual of the Royal Arch masonic lodge. Red is the Royal Arch colour, so the red velvet on the walls is symbolic, as is the red drape which is being removed to reveal Kent's portrait in the ceiling. The traditional implements of the architect and sculptor, depicted in the ceiling, are likewise masonic emblems, while the combination of an arch below a rainbow which occurs in the ceiling painting was apparently a common subject of early Royal Arch lodge banners. The suggestion, therefore, is that this room could have been designed by Burlington and Kent - both of whom were certainly freemasons - to function as a masonic meeting place

© Jeremy Young

Kenwood House K011295
Kenwood House K011295
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Kenwood House K011293
Kenwood House K011293
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National Liberal Club BL08415
National Liberal Club BL08415
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Westminster Abbey Chapter House J020008
Westminster Abbey Chapter House J020008
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Rievaulx Abbey J020157
Rievaulx Abbey J020157
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Liverpool Street Station AA061648
Liverpool Street Station AA061648
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Restormel Castle J950172
Restormel Castle J950172
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Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892 K010284
Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892 K010284
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Kent - Mecury and the Arts J920275
Kent - Mecury and the Arts J920275
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Harmondsworth Great Barn N120003
Harmondsworth Great Barn N120003
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Bolsover Castle N090697
Bolsover Castle N090697
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Great Drawing Room, Audley End House J960205
Great Drawing Room, Audley End House J960205
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Harmondsworth Great Barn N120003 Featured Print

Harmondsworth Great Barn N120003

HARMONDSWORTH GREAT BARN, Greater London. Interior view. Medieval timber framed barn built in 1426-7 by Winchester College. The Great Barn is one of the largest ever known to have been built in England, and one of the most complete and unaltered pre-Dissolution buildings in Britain. "Cathedral of Middlesex" Sir John Betjeman

© Historic England

Battle Abbey J070060
Battle Abbey J070060
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Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N080563
Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N080563
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Guildhall Library, London AA066908
Guildhall Library, London AA066908
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Durbar Room, Osborne House K020096
Durbar Room, Osborne House K020096
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Kenwood House J900502
Kenwood House J900502
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Apsley House J040040
Apsley House J040040
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Apsley House J040084
Apsley House J040084
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Hailes Abbey J950132
Hailes Abbey J950132
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Charing Cross Station AA062387
Charing Cross Station AA062387
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Tynemouth Priory J920782
Tynemouth Priory J920782
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Apsley House J040037
Apsley House J040037
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Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N100731
Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace N100731
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Guildhall Library, London AA066908 Featured Print

Guildhall Library, London AA066908

GUILDHALL LIBRARY, Aldermanbury, City Of London. The interior of the modern covered walkway linking the Guildhall Library to the medieval Guildhall. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1972 - 1975

© Historic England

Ceiling, Modern, Pillar

Great Hall, Eltham Palace N100727
Great Hall, Eltham Palace N100727
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Battle Abbey J070061
Battle Abbey J070061
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Apethorpe Hall N080082
Apethorpe Hall N080082
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The Pavilion at Wrest Park J020164
The Pavilion at Wrest Park J020164
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Eltham Palace M000528
Eltham Palace M000528
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York Minster choir vault AA42_04756
York Minster choir vault AA42_04756
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Waterloo Gallery, Apsley House DP165861
Waterloo Gallery, Apsley House DP165861
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Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace DP165860
Entrance Hall, Eltham Palace DP165860
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Ely Cathedral Lantern HKR01_01_003
Ely Cathedral Lantern HKR01_01_003
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The Library, Kenwood House N130057
The Library, Kenwood House N130057
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Harmondsworth Great Barn N120004
Harmondsworth Great Barn N120004
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The Great Hall, Audley End House J870465
The Great Hall, Audley End House J870465
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