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Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124
Chinoiserie wallpaper J050124
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Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121
Chinoiserie wallpaper J050121
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Kings College Chapel AA98_04190
Kings College Chapel AA98_04190
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Durham Cathedral OP04503
Durham Cathedral OP04503
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Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
Osborne House, Drawing Room J030031
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John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
John Rylands Library, Manchester A42_01435
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St Pancras Old Church AA062364
St Pancras Old Church AA062364
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Kenwood House J890389
Kenwood House J890389
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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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Hardwick Old Hall J980043
Hardwick Old Hall J980043
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The Royal Exchange, City of London AA065448
The Royal Exchange, City of London AA065448
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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

Berry Pomeroy Castle J020147
Berry Pomeroy Castle J020147
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Paddington Station K030802
Paddington Station K030802
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HMS Ophir BL16520_030
HMS Ophir BL16520_030
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London Bridge Station AA062719
London Bridge Station AA062719
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RMS Aquitania BL26730_002
RMS Aquitania BL26730_002
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Kenwood House K011295
Kenwood House K011295
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Kenwood House K011293
Kenwood House K011293
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Audley End House N070879
Audley End House N070879
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National Liberal Club BL08415
National Liberal Club BL08415
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National Liberal Club BL08407
National Liberal Club BL08407
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Osborne House J030034
Osborne House J030034
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Eltham Palace J990131
Eltham Palace J990131
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HMS Ophir BL16520_030 Featured Print

HMS Ophir BL16520_030

SS OPHIR. Interior of the Saloon from the Gallery. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1901 for Anderson Anderson & Co. From 1891 the liner was owned by the Orient Steamship Company and carried passengers to and from Australia via Aden and Colombo. In this year, 1901, she was on temporary service as a royal yacht (HMS Ophir), carrying the future King George V and his wife Mary to open the Australian Federal Parliament in Melbourne. Requisitioned for the war effort in 1915, she was returned to the owners in 1918, but was not refitted and was broken up in 1922

© Historic England

The Royal Albert Hall AA98_06829
The Royal Albert Hall AA98_06829
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Lullingstone Roman Villa J910053
Lullingstone Roman Villa J910053
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Doorway arch DP031894
Doorway arch DP031894
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Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892 K010284
Osborne House, Durbar Room, 1892 K010284
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Entrance Hall, Sheffield Town Hall BL13722
Entrance Hall, Sheffield Town Hall BL13722
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St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington ME001062
St Matthias Church, Stoke Newington ME001062
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Hardwick Old Hall N060143
Hardwick Old Hall N060143
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Milling J850578
Milling J850578
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Venetian Suite, Eltham Palace DP165847
Venetian Suite, Eltham Palace DP165847
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An Oriental Beauty J920144
An Oriental Beauty J920144
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Arts and Crafts room, Mount Grace Priory N100635
Arts and Crafts room, Mount Grace Priory N100635
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Bolsover Castle N090697
Bolsover Castle N090697
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Entrance Hall, Sheffield Town Hall BL13722 Featured Print

Entrance Hall, Sheffield Town Hall BL13722

Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Interior of Sheffield Town Hall showing the entrance hall and grand staircase. The town hall was designed by E. W. Mountford. This photograph shows the grand staircase of the building with decorative planting supplied by the nurseries of Fisher, Son and Sibray, possibly in preparation for the opening of the town hall by Queen Victoria on May 21st 1897. Photographed by Henry Bedford Lemere

Victorian drawing room BL11105
Victorian drawing room BL11105
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Coat of arms K971738
Coat of arms K971738
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Eltham Palace K990313
Eltham Palace K990313
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Audley End House N070878
Audley End House N070878
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Guildhall, Bath K991508
Guildhall, Bath K991508
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Crystal Palace DP004626
Crystal Palace DP004626
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Apsley House J040040
Apsley House J040040
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Apsley House J040084
Apsley House J040084
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Chiswick House J040115
Chiswick House J040115
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Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room J010013
Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room J010013
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Walmer Castle and Gardens K040149
Walmer Castle and Gardens K040149
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Chiswick House doorway K020255
Chiswick House doorway K020255
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