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Drawing - Proposed Redecoration to Grand Hall at the Criterion Restaurant
  • Proposed Redecoration to Grand Hall at the Criterion Restaurant
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Proposed Redecoration to Grand Hall at the Criterion Restaurant

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.536-1980

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 171, box B

This is a design for the interior of the Grand Hall at the Criterion Restaurant on Piccadilly Circus in London. It was likely drawn around the time the building was under construction and changes to the design were made ca. 1870.

Physical description

Design in pencil and watercolour of the interior of the Grand Hall at the Criterion Restaurant. The hall depicted has high curved ceiling above a large open central space. Blue striped upholstered booths and chairs line the walls on either side. Wall paintings of landscapes are depicted on the top half of the walls between tall indigo coloured fluted pilasters with scrolling capitals. A stage area with floor length blue curtains is centred in the back of the hall space. The curved ceiling is coffered and a large crystal chandelier hangs within a glass dome skylight at the centre of the ceiling.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca.1870 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Proposed Redecoration to Grand Hall / Criterion Restaurant'
Inscribed in blue and violet watercolour at the bottom left of the drawing.

Dimensions

Width: 65 cm, Length: 45 cm

Descriptive line

Drawing, pencil and watercolour, proposed decoration to Grand Hall within the Criterion Restaurant, English, ca. 1870.

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Drawn; Painted

Subjects depicted

Booth; Coffering; Pilaster; Theater; Chandelier; Skylight; Wall painting

Categories

Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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