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Whitehall Chapel

Whitehall Chapel

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1811

Shelfmark: Ktop XXVI

Item number: 5-q

Genre: Topographical Print

After the destruction of Whitehall Palace by fire in 1698, the banqueting house was used less often for court functions and was converted by Christopher Wren into a royal chapel. The interior was simply decorated apart from the splendid ceiling panels, which were commissioned by Charles I to be painted by Rubens.

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