Royal Pavilion, Brighton: the Banqueting Room adorned with large canvases painted with Chinese domestic scenes

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RIBApix ref no RIBA38894
Architect/DesignerJones, Robert (fl. 1815-1823)
Nash, John (1752-1835)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityBrighton
Subject Date1823
Image Date1956
ViewInterior
StyleChinoiserie
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/ENG/3166
OrientationPortrait
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Royal Pavilion was built as a seaside retreat for the then Prince Regent (later King George IV). Originally the 'Marine Pavilion', a Neo-Classical building designed by Henry Holland and completed in 1787, it was transformed into this Indian style building by John Nash in 1815-1822. Using new technology, Nash enlarged the building and added the domes and minarets by superimposing a cast iron framework over Holland's pavilion. The Banqueting Room was decorated by Robert Jones.

Subject tags

interior decoration, lamps, lighting fixtures, palaces, fantastic architecture, seating, dining rooms, tables