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The Grand Pavilion in the Green Park

The Grand Pavilion in the Green Park

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1814

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 7-gg

Genre: Topographical Print

Detailed view of the Temple of Concord being inspected by visitors to the park. This revolving temple was erected for the 1814 celebrations marking the end of the war with France. It was revealed to the public after an impressive fireworks display. The baroque structure was garishly lit and lavishly decorated, with patriotic allegorical scenes celebrating "The Triumph of England under the Regency". The temple was the work of Sir William Congreve, a military officer and Comptroller of the Royal Laboratory at Woolwich.

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