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Henry Gally Knight (1786-1846), Writer on architecture

Sitter associated with 7 portraits
Knight wrote and published poetry between 1816 and 1830, but the mixed reviews he received prompted him to turn his attention to the study of architecture. He made tours of Normandy and Sicily, studying the architecture of these regions and published books relating to these expeditions, including the two-volume Ecclesiastical Architecture of Italy from Constantine to the 15th Century (1842-4). Although Knight's work was that of an amateur antiquarian, his books were influential for some early Victorian architects.

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The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846

by John Partridge
oil on canvas, circa 1846-1853
NPG 342

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Sketch for 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
pencil, circa 1846
NPG 343b

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Key to 'The Fine Arts Commissioners, 1846'

by Sir George Scharf
pen and ink and wash, 1872
NPG 343c

D34269

Henry Gally Knight

by Samuel William Reynolds, after Henry Edridge
mezzotint, early 19th century
NPG D34269

D20584

Henry Gally Knight

by Richard James Lane, after Joseph Slater
lithograph, 1826 or after
NPG D20584

D34270

Henry Gally Knight

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published after 19 October 1841
NPG D34270

D36907

Henry Gally Knight

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Sir Martin Archer Shee
mezzotint, published after 19 October 1841
NPG D36907

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