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Design for the Colosseum, Regent's Park

Architectural Drawing
1800-1881 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Hand drawn section for the Colosseum, Regent's Park. 1 of 5 sheets.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Pen, tinted and water-colour
Brief Description
Design for the Colosseum, Regent's Park. Section showing panorama, by Decimus Burton. 1 of 5 sheets.
Physical Description
Hand drawn section for the Colosseum, Regent's Park. 1 of 5 sheets.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.3/4in
  • Width: 17.1/4in
Dimensions taken from Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of the Phené Spiers Collection of Architectural Drawings to 31st December, 1908. London: HMSO, 1908.
Object history
The drawing is part of the Richard Phené Spiers Collection:



Phené Spiers was an English architect, archaeologist and author. He was educated at Kings College before proceeding to the atelier Questel of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in the early 1860s. Through a large part of his career he taught at the Royal Academy, and his pupils included architects such as Reginald Blomfield. A notable piece of architecture designed by him was Lord Monkwell’s house, Chelsea which was built in the late Nineteenth century. He came second to Thomas Verity in a competition for the design of the Criterion Theatre in London. His architectural style borrowed from his experiences of archaeological pursuits in Egypt, Syria and the East. His publications include the new edition of James Fergusson’s History of Architecture (1866), Architectural Drawing (1887), and The Architecture of Greece and Rome (1903).
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of the Phené Spiers Collection of Architectural Drawings to 31st December, 1908. London: HMSO, 1908.
Collection
Accession Number
D.1312-1907

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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