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Sir Ernest George (1839–1922), PRIBA

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Sir Ernest George (1839–1922) is best known for his domestic buildings in the Queen Anne manner. He served his articles with Samuel Hewitt and entered the Royal Academy Schools, winning the Gold Medal for Architecture in 1859. He practised first in partnership with Thomas Vaughan, 1861–1871, then with Harold Peto, 1871–1890 and finally with Alfred B. Yeates, 1893–1919. He was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal in 1890 and was President 1908–1910.

RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collections





oil on canvas


H 106.7 x W 79.5 cm

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commissioned by the RIBA, c.1910

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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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