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[The Marble Hall, Government House, wrongly captioned] The Ball Room, 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022AA/7

Scope and Contents

276x220mm. View looking N. to S. along the Marble Hall, which forms a junction with the Throne Room: the canopy and throne can be seen through the archway at the end of the room. The print is incorrectly captioned both in the album and in Massey. The two rooms are of similar proportions and design (for a photograph of the Ball Room, see Curzon i, p.110), although the Ball Room has a higher ceiling. The Marble Hall was the principal state room in the building and consists of a central nave separated from side aisles by rows of Tuscan columns. In these aisles, along the E. and W. walls, were placed more than life-size busts of the Twelve Caesars (one of these can be partly seen at the right of the print). In this view the room is furnished with upright armchairs in two rows in front of the columns. For a detailed description and history of the room, see Curzon i, pp. 97-101, Massey p. 44.


  • Creation: 1918


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2011-01-21 12:12:10+00:00

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