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Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259 Featured Chiswick Print

Chiswick House, Red Velvet Room ceiling J970259

CHISWICK HOUSE, London. Interior. View of the ceiling in the Red Velvet Room.
The ceiling is inset with painted panels attributed to William Kent and has usually been interpreted as an allegory of the Arts. The panels around the edge, for example, incorporate musical instruments, portrait roundels of gods and goddesses (Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Mars, Diana and Apollo) and their appropriate Zodiac signs. In the central panel the messenger god Mercury hovers above a stone arch, below which is a group of figures with further emblems of the visual arts: Architecture is represented by a bare-chested woman with a set square and a cherub with a plan of a Roman temple, Sculpture by a fallen bust of Inigo Jones, and Painting by a woman unveiling a self-portrait of Kent.
The radical alternative interpretation of this symbolism is that it alludes to the ritual of the Royal Arch masonic lodge. Red is the Royal Arch colour, so the red velvet on the walls is symbolic, as is the red drape which is being removed to reveal Kent's portrait in the ceiling. The traditional implements of the architect and sculptor, depicted in the ceiling, are likewise masonic emblems, while the combination of an arch below a rainbow which occurs in the ceiling painting was apparently a common subject of early Royal Arch lodge banners. The suggestion, therefore, is that this room could have been designed by Burlington and Kent - both of whom were certainly freemasons - to function as a masonic meeting place

© Jeremy Young

Chiswick House Featured Chiswick Print

Chiswick House

circa 1829: Chiswick House in London, Middlesex, designed by Richard Boyle, the 3rd Earl of Burlington. The building is inspired by Palladio's Villa Rotonda, near Vicenza. Original Artwork: Engraving by W Wallis after a drawing by J P Neale. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

1820 1829, 23490 T Bri London Chiswick, 3166921, 383, 45955, 5 4, Architecture And Art, Archival, Arts Culture And Entertainment, Black, Black And White, Box, Burlington, Chiswick House, Consumerproduct, Design, Formal Garden, Home House Europe T, Horizontal, House, Landscape Stately, London England, Mansion, Middlesex England, Orig, Richard Boyle, T 45955 Box 383 5 4 Orig T 23490, T Bri London Chiswick House, Uk, White Format

Incidents including train-wrecking: General Strike 1926 Featured Chiswick Print

Incidents including train-wrecking: General Strike 1926

Several scenes in England including: Liverpool Street Station crowds of commuters trying to get to work. Vandalism in Northumberland where fish-plates and bolts had been removed from the rails, under the restaurant car of the Flying Scotsman'. Also in Northumberland, the attempt to wreck the Flying Scotsman carrying over 300 passagers, near Cramlinton, showing the break in the rails with the overturned engine (right) and the next coach (removed to the side of the line on the left). Chiswick garage of the L.G.O.C. where the London volunteer bus-drivers and conductors slept during the strike. Recreation for The London Volunteer bus-drivers, conductors and other workers: A dance in the L.G.O.C. depot at Chiswick, during the strike. Date: May 1926

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans