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Royal Hospital Greenwich: Plan

Other title: Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich

Creator: Webb, John; Wren, Christopher, Sir, 1632-1723

Date: 1664-1669; 1696-1716

Current location: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

Description of work: Wren produced a grandiose vista flanked on each side by long colonnades of coupled columns inspired by Perrault's at the Louvre and terminating in the balancing domes of the chapel and the Painted Hall. The Painted Hall consists of a domed vestibule resembling a church, the long dining-hall proper, and the upper hall containing the High table. All three spaces open into each other through great archways and are on different levels. (Watkin, Davis. A History of Western Architecture. 4th Ed. Watson-Guptill Publications, New York. 2005. pg 344)

Work type: Architecture and Landscape

Style of work: Renaissance

Culture: English

Materials/Techniques: masonry

Source: Blomfield, Reginald. A history of Renaissance Architecture in England, 1500-1800. 2 vols. London: G. Bell and sons, ltd, 1897. (Vol. 1)

Resource type: image

File format: JPG

Image size: 2250 x 2895 pixels

Permitted uses: This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted. For additional details see:

Collection: Worldwide Building and Landscape Pictures

Filename: WB2006-810 Royal Hospital Greenwich Plan.jpg

Record ID: WB2006-810

Sub collection: hospitals


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Taken on May 16, 2006