Keystone Masks

Because of the bright sun this morning, I paid more attention than usual to the face masks on the façade of Burlington House which I pass underneath on a daily basis, but I suddenly couldn’t place them.   They didn’t look Victorian as I assumed they must be, but more Kent-ian which they aren’t.   I’ve discovered that they are copies of the face masks in Somerset House, done by Sydney Smirke when he added the Diploma Galleries to Burlington House:-

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