SOMERSET HOUSE
ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE

A PLASTER WITH MODEL OF THIS SPLENDID NEOCLASSICAL BUILDING. MEASURING 6IN HIGH, 4.8IN WIDE, 3IN DEEP & 3.5LB APPROXIMATELY.


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Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated between The Strand and the River Thames. The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the north and south. The building housed various learned societies, including the Royal Academy of Arts, which Chambers was instrumental in founding, and the Royal Society and Society of Antiquaries.

The main government department in the early days was the Admiralty, leading to the legend thatNelson worked in the building for a time. In 1837 the Registrar General of Births, Marriages and Deaths set up his office in the North Wing, establishing a connection that lasted for almost 150 years.

Today, The Courtauld Institute of Art occupies the North Wing, whilst the East Wing forms part of the adjacent King's College London. During the summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London's favourite ice rink. Somerset House also hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions

The architectural model is of the central section of Somerset House viewed from the courtyard.

Address: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom

DETAILS

ARCHITECTSir William Chambers
YEAR1776
STYLENeoclassical
MATERIALPlaster, with metal etching
LOCATIONLondon, England
DIMENSIONS6in high, 4.8in wide, 3in deep & 3.5lb approximately.
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Ian from UK
August 05 2020

Just to let you know 'Shankly Gates' arrived safely this morning. Beautifully crafted, looks superb...

Donna Carpenter LeBaron from Boston
July 16 2020

Absolutely stunning. The attention to detail is extraordinary, and the craftsmanship is superb.

Ze from Jersey City
July 06 2020

Love the models. Also Gavin has been really patient and helpful with all my questions.

Candice from West Coast, USA
June 15 2020

The piece looks amazing and I am looking forward to ordering more to start a collection.

Dan from South West England
June 14 2020

All received thanks - v pleased with it

Marie from London
June 03 2020

I'm delighted with my model; it's more substantial than I expected & I love the white-ness & the green contrast of the window bars...Many thanks, I am well pleased with my model. (Also the packing, recyclable, thanks)

Bob Mills from London
February 01 2020

Battersea Power Station was a gift from my wife, I grew up in the shadow of this building, this piece means so much to me and my family and is an instant heirloom to be passed on.

Simon from Lewes
January 29 2020

The Temple is really stunning and beautifully made.

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