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Thomas Edward Collcutt (1840–1924), PRIBA

Photo credit: RIBA Collections

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T. E. Collcutt (1840–1924) was responsible for designing several particularly well-known Edwardian London buildings, including the Savoy Hotel (1889), the Wigmore Hall, and the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus (1891). He was particularly enthusiastic about using terracotta. His career was made in 1887 when he won the competition to design the Imperial Institute in South Kensington, a huge building almost entirely demolished in the 1950s and all his most significant work was designed during the next 13 years. He was awarded the Royal Gold Medal in 1902 and elected President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1906–1908.

The Royal Institute of British Architects

London


Date

c.1908

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 100 x W 81 cm

Accession number

PCF22

Acquisition method

commissioned by the RIBA c.1908

Work type

Painting


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