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Sir Reginald Blomfield (1856–1942), RA, PRIBA

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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Reginald Blomfield (1856–1942) was a colourful and pugnacious character whose success and eminent career as an architect and writer on architecture concealed the fact that he was a second-rater. His most exciting and progressive design work was produced when he was in his 20s and the rest of his career shows an aesthetic decline into feeble conservatism and a growing reputation for angry and spluttering rants against Modernism.

The Royal Institute of British Architects


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    89 x 68.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    commissioned by the RIBA


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