ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE - KING WILLIAM COURT

10.5in high, 5.5in wide, 6.75in deep & 9lb approximately.

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The Royal Naval College is a World Heritage site and the architectural centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich. The College grew up on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich, where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.

William and Mary commissioned the buildings to house naval pensioners. The work was carried out by Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor (as Wren's assistant), Sir John Vanbrugh (successor to Wren) and others.

The site has been described as the "finest and most dramatically sited architectural and landscape ensemble in the British Isles".

We have modelled the Queen Mary Court - housing the Chapel - and the King William Court - housing the Painted Hall. Both towers are magnificent and will serve as wonderful bookends.

This is the model of King William Court.

Address: King William Walk, London SE10 9NN



EDITION

Open edition - signed and dated

ARCHITECT

Sir Christopher Wren, 1712, English Baroque

DIMENSIONS

10.5in high, 5.5in wide, 6.75in deep & 9lb approximately.

LOCATION

King William Walk, London SE10 9NN

MATERIALS

Handmade: Plaster, metal etching

RETURNS

No quibble returns policy.

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