Studies for allegorical ceiling paintings: representations of four continents in trope l'oeil niches, Europe, Asia, Africa, America

RIBApix ref no RIBA125850
Architect/DesignerThornhill, Sir James (1675-1734)
Artist/PhotographerThornhill, Sir James (1675-1734)
CountryUK: England
Image Date1714
ViewInterior
MediumDrawing
Library ReferencePB971/2(i)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This group consists of preliminary and final, annotated versions of the four Continents, intended probably for the corners of a larger scheme described on the verso of PB971/2(ii) as 'for ye centre, a Model of Prince George & Queen Anne representing Conjugal Love'. These appear to be studies for the ceiling of the Painted Hall, Greenwich.

Subject tags

ceilings, art objects