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Nov 26th, 2010 | | Clubs and Societies | 2 Comments

Athenaeum

Patrick Baty has carried out much work on the paint and colours at London's Athenaeum Club


The site of the Athenaeum Club was over the western corner of Carlton House, home of the Prince Regent before his accession to the throne but demolished in 1826-27.

I have carried out a great deal of work here. This has included the paint analysis of the facade and the famous figure of Athena.

Patrick Baty carried out the analysis of the gilding and paint on the statue of the Goddess Athena on London's Athenaeum Club

A colour scheme for the famous Reading Room on the first floor of the Club was produced and paints specially mixed.

Athenaeum Reading Room - www.galton.org

I also designed the marble mosaic floor in the entrance hall. This was largely based on a print of 1840:

Athenaeum hall 1840

Part of the Entrance Hall floor of the Athenaeum Club, which was designed by Patrick Baty and colleagues at Papers and Paints

Part of the Entrance Hall floor designed by myself and colleagues at Papers and Paints



Here is a view from the landing on the stairs towards the main door:

Hall - www.victorianweb.org

My company Papers and Paints has supplied much of the paint in specially-mixed colours.




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Christine robertsNo Gravatar » 07. Nov, 2011

That is so lovely, you must be very proud

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PatrickNo Gravatar » 07. Nov, 2011

It really was enormous fun designing the floor. I seem to remember that the finished version was our seventh design. It was difficult to get the Escher-like shapes to marry up.