Preliminary designs for alterations and extensions to Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, for the use of the Royal Academy of Arts: frontal perspective

RIBApix ref no RIBA21500
Architect/DesignerSmirke, Sydney (1798-1877)
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1874
Image Date1867
ViewExterior
StyleClassical Revival
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSC95/18(2)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: In 1854 Burlington House was acquired from the government, with the northernmost part of the site being used for a new building for London University. Burlington House itself was altered for the use of the Royal Academy, with several learned societies being housed in new buildings in the Piccadilly forecourt. Smirke built the north extension in 1867-69 and carried out the alterations to Burlington House itself between 1872 to 1874.

Subject tags

entrances, societies' buildings, sculpture, columns, art galleries, educational buildings