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Charles Robert Cockerell, 1788–1863

St. George's Hall, Liverpool: Interior Elevation

ca. 1853
Materials & Techniques:
Graphite, pen and gray ink and watercolor on slightly textured, moderately thick, wove paper
Sheet: 11 1/4 × 7 1/8 inches (28.6 × 18.1 cm)

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:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | architectural subject | chandelier | church | columns | door | interior | statues | wall
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Liverpool | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

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.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2014

The Archaeology of Architecture - Charles Robert Cockerell in Southern Europe and the Levant, 1810-1817 (Yale Center for British Art, 1993-03-23 - 1993-05-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Architectural Drawings (Yale Center for British Art) (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-04-21 - 1982-05-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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