Cosmos Club Ballroom

Townsend Mansion Ballroom

This project included a mixture of line drawing and rectified photographs of the beautifully ornate ballroom in the Townsend Mansion at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.  The task of the drawing’s line-work is to delineate the size and shape of the room’s surfaces as simply as possible; the task of the rectified photographs is to create a map of the rich detail that fills each of these surfaces – including some delightful painting.

Detail of painting that serves as the ceiling's centerpiece

Ballroom ceiling

Ballroom elevation