Admiralty Arch London

£12.00

Antique print of The Admiralty Arch, London. Published c1914, an antique print laid on original black paper under the title ‘London in Colour Photography,’ by the Photochrom Company. Printing described as ‘Reproduced by an Exclusive Process.’ Printed area approx 4.5x7ins.

 

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Admiralty Arch London antique print. Published 1914, an antique print laid on black paper under the title ‘London in Colour Photography,’ by the Photochrom Company. Printing described as ‘Reproduced by an Exclusive Process.’ Each image supplied with an original short description. Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the southwest, and Trafalgar Square to the northeast. Admiralty Arch, commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria and designed by Aston Webb is now a Grade I listed building. In the past, it served as residence of the First Sea Lord and was used by the Admiralty. The arch was designed by Aston Webb, who also designed the Victoria Memorial and the new façade of Buckingham Palace on the other end of the Mall. Admiralty Arch was constructed by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1912. It adjoins the Old Admiralty Building, hence the name. The building was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, although he did not live to see its completion in 1912. The Admiralty Arch served as the official residence of the First Sea Lord, including Winston Churchill and the Earl of Mountbatten. It also housed various government offices, initially for the Admiralty.

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