Classical Ornament

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

Charles Clérisseau – Inspiring Architectural Excellence

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A drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) at London by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) penned 1762 – 1766 is believed to be of the French drawing master considered one of the most original architectural draughtsmen in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe Charles Louis Clérisseau (1721 –…

Prince Regent and his Portico

Prince Regent and his Portico

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In England during the first decade of the nineteenth century George, the Prince Regent’s interest in architecture and interior design served as a catalyst for the enthusiasm of his subjects. To promote his innovative ideas in 1811, the Prince  opened his home Carlton House to the public. 30,000 visitors flocked…