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St. Paul's, London
  • Europe
  • St. Paul's, London, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: London, England, United Kingdom
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.099
Description

Architectural view of the west facade of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, England. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the cathedral is of the English Baroque style. Wren designed the western facade with a two story portico, reminiscent of the Classical style with its paired columns and pediment. The upper story defines the width of the nave, while the lower story encompasses the width of the aisles. The portico is then framed by two towers. The dome materializes behind the pediment, while the peak of each echoes each other. A statue of Queen Anne stands before the cathedral in the courtyard.