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Nicholas Hawksmoor

(1661-1736), Architect

Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue Entry

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 - NPG 4261

Nicholas Hawksmoor

after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
bronze bust, 1962, based on a work of 1736
NPG 4261


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