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Paul Highnam, Burlington House Entrance Gate

Burlington House Entrance Gate, 21/06/2010

Paul Highnam

RA Collection: Art

The Royal Academy wanted a suitably grand carriage entrance from Piccadilly and in place of Campbell's gate, Banks and Barry built a lavishly decorated archway: its coffered underside was peppered with 'VR' (Victoria Regina: Queen Victoria's monogram); its keystones were adorned with symbolic masks; its piers carved with Renaissance-inspired grotesquerie; a tower perched high above; and huge wrought iron gates.

Object details

Title
Burlington House Entrance Gate
Photographed by
Date
21/06/2010
Object type
Digital image
Copyright owner
Collection
Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
10/4558
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