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Russell Westwood, The Library, Royal Academy of Arts, 1953

The Library, Royal Academy of Arts, 1953, March 1953

Russell Westwood (1911 - 1982)

RA Collection: Art

View of the Royal Academy of Arts Library when it was situated on the ground floor of Burlington House.The Library was designed by William Curtis Green RA within what is now the Friends' Room. The photograph shows the Corinthian columns designed by Samuel Ware (1781-1860) that originally divided the room. The Library was established at the Academy's foundation in 1768 and is the oldest institutional fine-arts library in the UK.

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The Library, Royal Academy of Arts, 1953
Photographed by
Russell Westwood (1911 - 1982)
March 1953
Object type
Royal Academy of Arts
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