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  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1928 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brook-Greaves, R. B. (artist)
    Allen, W. Godfrey, born 1891 - died 1986 (surveyor)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    process engraving

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case KK, shelf 1

Physical description

Isometric projection showing the construction of St Paul's Cathedral.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1928 (made)


Brook-Greaves, R. B. (artist)
Allen, W. Godfrey, born 1891 - died 1986 (surveyor)

Materials and Techniques

process engraving

Marks and inscriptions

To William Dunn, F.R.I.B.A. who first suggested the idea of shewing the construction of St. Paul's Cathedral by Isometric Projection - this drawing is inscribed by Mervyn Edmund Macartney, F.S.A. Surveyor to the Fabric - Measured and drawn by R. B. Brooke-Greaves in collaboration with W. Godfrey Allen. Valuable assistance has been rendered by Matthew Dawson F.R.I.B.A. and E. J. Bolwell.

This drawing, which was commenced in October 1923 and carried out during the reparation of St. Pauls Cathedral, was completed in January 1928. The inscriptions are the work of Percy Smith.
Lettered in a scroll at the top right hand corner of the print

Published by the Architectural Press. Photo & Collo-imp. Donald Macbeth


Height: 46.5 in, Width: 30 in

Descriptive line

Engraving of an isometric projection of St Paul's Cathedral, by R. B. Brook-Greaves and W. Godfrey Allen, London, 1928

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1929, London: Board of Education, 1930.




Process engraving; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Construction; Architecture; Cathedrals; Domes; Architectural drawing


Prints; Architecture; Religion; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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