Sir George Gilbert Scott Sr(1811-1878), Architect; father of George Gilbert Scott Jr
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir George Gilbert Scott was the leading architect of the Gothic Revival style during the Victorian period. Scott began his formal training with the architect James Edmeston. In the early 1840s, he began to take a serious interest in the medieval Gothic style of architecture. Travelling around Europe, he studied medieval art first hand, finding inspiration in both architecture and in metalwork shrines and reliquaries. His first Gothic style building was the Martyrs' Memorial, Oxford, built in 1840. Among his best-known works are the Albert Memorial (1863-72) and the Midland Grand Hotel (built c.1872; later called St. Pancras Hotel) attached to St. Pancras Station.
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- George Gilbert Scott Jr (son)
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