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William Cole

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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According to Colvin, William Cole was 'the third architect of that name to practice in Chester' though his father and grandfather were primarily builders. Despite his pupillage with Thomas Harrison and his travels to Italy, Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Morocco, his work was not particularly distinguished: 'A tall, handsome, man, Cole was twice married and had seventeen children'. Thomas Hargreaves was an assistant to Sir Thomas Lawrence but returned home to Liverpool for health reasons about 1795.

RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

London

  • Date

    1822

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    30.6 x 25.6 cm

  • Accession number

    PCF70

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1969

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RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London, Greater London SW7 2RL England

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