Carr Architecture was charged with the digital reconstruction (based on early 19th-century plans and elevations) of 47 Leicester Square, London. This was for many decades the home of the founding President of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Joshua Reynolds. It was demolished in 1937. The reconstruction also investigated the possible siting of various rooms/galleries in the building where Reynolds carried out various functions and activities, such as his purpose-built octagonal studio. The successful outcome and visual reconstruction will be published in Susanna Avery-Quash and Kate Retford (eds), ‘The Georgian London Town House: Building, Collecting and Display’ by Bloomsbury in 2018.
October 7, 2020