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Georgian Illuminations at Sir John Soane's Museum [London]

An etching with aquatint and hand colouring, showing the illuminated Chinese Bridge and Pagoda, erected in St James' Park. The Bridge spans the lake in middle-ground, with tents to the left and right. Public line banks of lake foreground-left to middle-gr
The Chinese Bridge Illuminated, On the Night of celebration of the Peace, 1814.  ©

Georgian Illuminations

4 October 2023 - 7 January 2024

The Georgian Illuminations exhibition at the Sir John Soane Museum highlights the impressive light shows and temporary architecture that was created for them during the Georgian Period. The Royal Collection has loaned five works on paper, including a design by Robert Adam for an illumination to celebrate the birthday of George III in 1763, and contemporary prints illustrating a variety of fireworks and illuminations marking national events.

Rooms and locations with objects on display