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Royal Palace, Corfu (Kerkika), Island of Corfu: the antechamber to the throne room

RIBA Ref No RIBA15891
Architect/DesignerWhitmore, General Sir George (1775-1862)
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Subject Date1823
Image Date1963
ViewInterior
StyleNeoclassical
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/GRE/246D (ES9435)
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectInterior decoration ; Town houses ; Domes ; Ceilings ; Statues ; Government buildings ; Palaces
NOTES: This Neoclassical mansion was built in 1816-1823 to serve as treasury of the newly created order of St Michael and St George and residence for the British Lord High Commissioner. The building became known as the Royal Palace when it was handed over to King George I of Greece on the departure of the British in 1864. It fell into disrepair after 1913. One wing now houses the Museum of Byzantine and East Asian Art.
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