SOMERSET HOUSE

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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REINHARD from GERMANY  January 13 2019
The pictures arrived today with me. I am very excited! The pictures are really fantastic! Thank you very much.

NICK ARMATA from BOSTON, MA USA  January 10 2019
Just got my model in the mail, such a great addition to me shelf! Not to mention the shipping was ridiculously fast for shipping halfway around the world! Thanks for providing such a great product, the only issue is which model to get next!. You guys are great; keep up the great work!

TRACEY NEWLOVE from SOUTH WALES  January 04 2019
The cityscape I order from you arrived safely and on time in Atlanta and son and daughter-in-law were delighted with their Christmas present. Our daughter-in-law is an illustrator and graphic designer and she loved the craftsmanship. You were a delight to do business with. Thank you.

STEPHEN WALKER from ILKLEY, YORKSHIRE  December 27 2018
We are delighted with the model of Venice. I was impressed by the model itself but you did a good job with the packaging too, the very fragile plasterwork arrived in good shape. I opted the unpainted option as the bright blue of the grand canal looked a bit garish. Presentation is good with the perspex cover. Just mulling over weather to leave it as is or figure out how to hang it on the wall. Thanks again, regards Steve Walker

MARCO from CANADA  December 27 2018
Happy Christmas guys, fantastic as always, pride of place on the fir place.

Eric Doctorow from Palm Springs   December 20 2018
Will you be making more Flatiron Building models?

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