Welcome to RIBApix!
You have no items in your basket.
Close
Filters
Search

Guildhall, Swansea: the Brangwyn Hall: detail of one of the mural panels

RIBA Ref No RIBA148858
Architect/DesignerIvor Jones & Percy Thomas
Brangwyn, Frank (1867-1956)
Artist/PhotographerCharles, Martin (1940-2012)
CountryUK: Wales
CitySwansea
Subject Date1936
Image Date1993
ViewInterior
StyleArts & Crafts
MediumNegative
Library ReferenceMC H 231193
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditMartin Charles / RIBA Collections
SubjectHalls ; Murals ; Public buildings ; Guildhalls
The Guildhall was built in 1932-1936. The murals by Frank Brangwyn seen here were originally intended for the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster. Brangwyn depicted a 'synthetic panorama of the beauty of Greater Britain'. The panels though were rejected by the House of Lords, after being exhibited at the Ideal Home exhibition of 1933, they were acquired by Swansea. The panels date from the late 1920s to the early 1930s.
*

Please describe how you will use the image including publication or exhibition title.

+ -
*
*
*
Close
)
CLOSE