GB 2014 WS-02-EVE-01-01-01-02
- c.1857 (Creation)
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COCKERELL, CHARLES ROBERT, second son of Samuel Pepys Cockerell, Westbourne Lodge, Paddington, architect and Surveyor to East India Co., and Anna, dau. of John Whettam, St. Ives, Hunts.; b. 28 Apr 1788; adm. 29 Apr 1802 (Clapham); Min. Can. 1802; in school list Oct 1803; entered his father’s office at age of 16; in office of Sir Robert Smirke 1809-10; on architectural study tour in Greece, Asia Minor, Sicily and Italy 1810-7; participated in discovery of Aeginetan and Phigaleian Marbles; commenced architectural practice on return to England; Surveyor, St. Paul’s Cathedral, 1819-54; ARA 1829, RA 1836, Professor of Architecture at Royal Academy 1839-57; architect to Bank of England, 1833; “at once the most fastidious and the least pedantic of English neo-classical architects” (Colvin); his principal architectural works included the University Library, Cambridge, 1837-40, the Ashmolean Museum and Taylorian Institution, Oxford, 1841-2, and a series of provincial branch buildings for the Bank of England; DCL Oxford 20 Jun 1844; completed the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1845-7, and the interior of St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 1851-4; Hon FRIBA 9 May 1836, FRIBA 3 Dec 1849, President 1860-1, Gold Medallist 1848; FSA by 1831; member, Society of Dilettanti, 1858; designed the scenery for the Westminster Latin Play, painted under his superintendence by Fenton and used for the first time in 1857; retired from practice 1859; author, The Temples of Jupiter Panhellenius at Aegina, and of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, 1860, and other works; m. 4 Jun 1828 Anna Maria, dau. of John Rennie FRS, civil engineer; d. 17 Sep 1863 and buried St. Paul’s Cathedral. DNB.
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Undated pen and ink sketches by 'C. R. Cockerell, R.A.' for design of screens for Latin Play. Sketches are on both sides of paper.
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Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.
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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School's Policy on Archive and Heritage Collections, and under provisions of any relevant copyright legislation. Permission to reproduce images of items in the custody of Westminster School must be sought from its Governing Body.
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Very weak around the folds and should be opened with care.
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Catalogue prepared by Georgina Orgill, student at UCL, whilst on placement at Westminster School Archive, May 2015.