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Creator:
Charles Robert Cockerell, 1788–1863, British
Title:

St. George's Hall, Liverpool: Interior Elevation

Date:
ca. 1853
Medium:
Graphite, pen and gray ink and watercolor on slightly textured, moderately thick, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 × 7 1/8 inches (28.6 × 18.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "St George's Hall Liverpool | Compartment of Side Interior"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.365
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | chandelier | church | columns | door | interior | statues | wall
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Liverpool | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8076
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C. R. Cockerell completed the interiors of St. George’s Hall in Liverpool after the death of the building’s architect, H. L. Elmes. Completed in 1854, the monumental building served as a concert and assembly room and is recognized as a masterpiece of nineteenth-century neoclassicism. This elevation shows a single bay of the barrel-vaulted Great Hall, revealing the room’s splendid interior decoration beneath the bold coffered ceiling. An ornately carved door is flanked by classical sculpture and hanging swags. Giant Corinthian columns front stone piers supporting a round-headed arch. The spandrels of the arch are decorated with allegorical figures of Music and Justice. n
Madeleine Helmer, 2014

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