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Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736), Architect

Sitter in 1 portrait
Under the patronage of Sir Christopher Wren, Nicholas Hawksmoor became one of the leading architects of his generation. He was first appointed by Wren as a personal clerk but was trusted with increasingly important commissions. He collaborated with Wren on Kensington Palace and the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich and worked with John Vanbrugh on Castle Howard and Blenheim Palace. As an independent architect, he worked on Queen's College and All Souls College, Oxford, and designed many London churches.

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Nicholas Hawksmoor

after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
bronze bust, 1962 (1736)
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4261