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        The New Reading-Room, British Museum, published in 'The Illustrated London News', May 9 1857

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1857. The Reading Room was constructed in the empty central courtyard of the British Museum; Designed by the architect Sydney Smirke (1798-1877) the domed roof was a masterpiece of mid-19th century technology; Provenance: Private Collection.

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