Rehang of the North Drawing Room
Our painting, the Opening of London Bridge by George Jones, recently returned from the Royal River Exhibition at Royal Museums Greenwich, has been rehung in its original position in the North Drawing Room, over the fireplace. This is the first time that it can be seen in Soane's original hanging since around 1918, and the second phase of the OUTS project will see the removal of the flanking bookcases, 1920s additions to the room. Make sure you see it during your visit!
For more information on the painstaking two year restoration project to restore the painting's original compo frame, then please see the video in our Conservation section. The painting that previosuly hung in the North Drawing Room, The Smoking House at Chelsea (also by George Jones) has been temporarily moved to the New Picture Room. It will eventually be rehung in its original position in Mrs Soane's Morning Room following the restoration of the Private Apartments during the second phase of the OUTS project.