'J. Gibbs', (1682-1754), 1830. Creator: Unknown
'J. Gibbs', (1682-1754), 1830. James Gibbs (1682-1754) was one of Britain's most influential architects whose work spanned the transition from English Baroque to Georgian architecture, buildings include St Martin-in-the-Fields, the domed Radcliffe Camera at Oxford University, and Senate House at Cambridge University. From "Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co., J. Cumming, London, Glasgow and Dublin, 1830]
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Trafalgar Square, London, 1948. Creator: Shirley Markham
Trafalgar Square, London, 1948. Tourists and pigeons, with the spire of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Coliseum beyond. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
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'St Martin-in-the-Fields, View from the North West', mid-late 19th century. Creator: Unknown
'St Martin-in-the-Fields, View from the North West', mid-late 19th century. One of a set of views of baroque London churches. The church of St Martin-in-the-Fields at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, London, was constructed in a Neoclassical design by James Gibbs in 1722-1726.
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