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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

(1880-1960), Architect; grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott

Sitter in 19 portraits
Gilbert Scott was an architect who designed numerous public buildings. Like his famous grandfather, Sir George Gilbert Scott, he was primarily a church builder, his greatest individual commission being for the new Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The construction of this huge Gothic structure, begun in 1904, spanned Scott's entire working life and was completed only in 1980 by two of his associates, F.G. Thomas and R.A. Pickney. Among his many secular works were the library at the University of Cambridge, the Bodleian Library, Oxford, Waterloo Bridge and Battersea Power Station. He is also known for the creation of the iconic red public telephone box, designed in 1924 and modified in 1936.

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Powys Evans - NPG 4398

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Powys Evans
pen and ink, published 1927
NPG 4398

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Reginald Grenville Eves - NPG 4171

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1935
NPG 4171

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Robin Craig Guthrie - NPG 4162

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Robin Craig Guthrie
chalk, 1937
NPG 4162

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x162432

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1924
NPG x162432

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x31555

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x31555

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x31556

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1924
NPG x31556

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Howard Coster - NPG x14490

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Howard Coster
half-plate film negative, 1934
NPG x14490

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Howard Coster - NPG x16663

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x16663

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Howard Coster - NPG x16664

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x16664

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Howard Coster - NPG x16665

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x16665

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152481

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1936
NPG x152481

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152482

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1936
NPG x152482

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152483

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1936
NPG x152483

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x152484

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate film negative, 3 December 1936
NPG x152484

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x21948

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, November 1944
NPG x21948

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x31821

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1944
NPG x31821

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169339

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1944
NPG x169339

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169340

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, November 1944
NPG x169340

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Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

by Howard Coster
10 x 8 inch film negative, 1934
NPG x16662

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