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Great Hall, Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London

RIBA15427
Soane, Sir John (1753-1837)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 7

Blue Coat School, Christ's Hospital, Newgate, London: orations being delivered by the 'Grecians' to the governors and their friends in the Great Hall on St Matthew's Day, September 21st

RIBA15430
Hooke, Robert (1635-1703)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 10 NOTES: The Great Hall and other school buildings were rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666 under the supervision of Wren, although the actual work is attributed to Hooke and Oliver. The hall was decorated with an extraordinarily large painting by Antonio Verrio of King James II amidst his courtiers receiving an audience of Christ's Hospital boys and girls.

British Museum, Montagu House, Great Russell Street, London: the hall and staircase

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Hooke, Robert (1635-1703)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 13 NOTES: Montagu House was built for Ralph Montagu, first Duke of Montagu, to designs by Robert Hooke, 1675-1679. A fire in 1686 appears to have gutted the building and it was rebuilt in 1687 by an otherwise unidentified French architect called Pouget, but perhaps by Hooke himself. From 1755 the re-built house was home to the Sloane, Cotton and Harley collections of the British Museum and opened to the public in 1759. Montagu House was demolished in the 1840s to make way for the present British Museum building.

College of Physicians, Warwick Lane, London: the Hall

RIBA15439
Hooke, Robert (1635-1703)
SOURCE: R. Ackermann. The Microcosm of London (London, 1835), vol. I, pl. 20 NOTES: The College moved to R. Smirke's building in Pall Mall in 1825 while this building was destroyed by fire in 1879.
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