Belvedere Apollo

Grand Staircase,

1830

The Athenæum Club

Waterloo Place and Pall Mall

According to British History Online, “The club-house was first occupied by members on 8 February 1830; its total cost including furniture and architect's commission was 43,101. At the end of the same month the building committee decided to retain the cast of the Belvedere Apollo which had been temporarily placed for their approval in the recess on the principal staircase; it has remained there ever since, the personal gift to the club of Decimus Burton.” The legs of the statue appear in this photograph.

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  • The Belvedere Apollo
  • The statue in its setting
  • Photograph by George P. Landow 2011

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