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Pnyx, Athens

RIBA13933

Sheffield City Hall, Barker's Pool, Sheffield: the Oval Hall

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Harris, Emanuel Vincent (1876-1971)

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London: the auditorium

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Holland, Henry (1745-1806)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl.32

Her Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, London: the auditorium

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Novosielski, Michael (c.1747-1795)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. II, pl. 59 NOTES: During the reign of Queen Anne the theatre was called the Queen's Theatre. From the accession of George I (1714) to that of Queen Victoria (1837) it was known as the King's Theatre. During the first decade of Victoria's reign (1837- 1847) it was known as 'The Italian Opera House' and thereafter until 1901, Her Majesty's Theatre. From 1901 until the accession of Queen Elizabeth II (1952), it was known as His Majesty's.

Royal Circus, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London

RIBA15485
Cabanel, Rudolphe, junior (1763-1839)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 66 NOTES: This building replaced the previous circus built in 1783 and destroyed by fire in 1805. It was later known as the Surrey Theatre.

Annual awards ceremony at the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, 8 John Adam Street, London: view of the Great Room decorated with paintings by James Barry

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Adam, Robert (1728-1792)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 71 NOTES: The Society, the first organisation ever set up in Britain to benefit art and science, was founded in 1754. It originally met at a coffee house in Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, eventually moving to an especially designed house by Robert Adam off the Strand in 1774. The Great Room paintings were begun by James Barry in 1777 and completed in 1801.

Lecture being delivered at the Surrey Institution, Blackfriars Road, London

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SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. III, pl. 81 NOTES: The Surrey Institution, founded by private subscription in 1807, was an organisation devoted to scientific education and research. It took as its premises a mansion on Blackfriars Road on the south side of the Thames in the then county of Surrey, and rennovated it to include a large lecture hall. The Institution was dissolved in 1823.
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