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

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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. As Chief Architect to the War Graves Commission, he designed the imposing Menin Gate at Ypres (1923), commemorating the British dead of the First World War without known graves. In the 1890s, he published books on formal gardens and English Renaissance architecture that earned him many commissions for altering old or building new country houses.

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




oil on canvas


H 89 x W 68.5 cm

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commissioned by the RIBA

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