Royal Palace, Corfu (Kerkika), Island of Corfu: the antechamber to the throne room
|Architect/Designer||Whitmore, General Sir George (1775-1862)|
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/GRE/246D (ES9435)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Interior 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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