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London at Night

© the artist. Photo credit: The Royal Society

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Panorama of the London skyline with the east wing of Burlington House, the home of the Royal Society from 1857–1967, dominating the foreground. To the left, a sign for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition outside the main building of Burlington House. Automobiles are parked in the approaches to the Society and activities may be seen through the sodium-yellow lit windows. The view behind is based on a false perspective, with high-rise buildings at a lower than natural level; the prevailing purple hues suggesting a twilight of nocturnal city.

The Royal Society





oil on panel


H 428 x W 616 cm (E)

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presented by William Holford and Partners, 1967

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The Royal Society

6–9 Carlton House Terrace, London, Greater London SW1Y 5AG England

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