LSA buildings painted in the Jarvis Hall at RIBA

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Stylised painted representation of the Liverpool School of Architectures building in the 1930s
Image: RIBA,

A recent article on the RIBA website has highlighted the presence of LSA buildings in a mural painted at RIBA. 

The painted mural can be found in the Henry Jarvis Memorial Hall of the RIBA’s headquarters building at 66 Portland Place. The ‘disappearing’ screen was designed to separate the lecture theatre from its foyer.

The mural was painted in 1934 by the artist Edward Bainbridge Copnall, who also produced a number of sculptural works for the building. He was assisted by Nicholas Harris. They transferred the designs onto the canvas using templates, before painting the detail directly onto the mural. The subject matter for the mural was likely a collaboration between Copnall and the building’s architect, George Grey Wornum.

Among the vast, well-known buildings pictured on the mural of the Jarvis Hall at 66 Portland Place, London, is one that few will recognise. Just to the left of the Bank of England and the Palace of Westminster, you’ll find the painting of an austere, flat-roofed, and boxy brick building.

Excerpts from RIBA website, read the full articles here:

The Jarvis Mural
Liverpool School of Architecture