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Sir (Edward) Guy Dawber

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Born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, Dawber had a particular affinity with the countryside. He was a leading exponent of rural domestic architecture and his work is particularly associated with the Cotswolds. He trained in the practice of Sir Ernest George and Harold Peto, supervising their work on Batsford Park near Moreton-in-Marsh, in the Cotswolds. He was President of Royal Institute of British Architects (1925–1927) and received the Royal Gold Medal for architecture (1928).

National Portrait Gallery, London


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    93.2 x 75.3 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 2010


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