Remains of the Great Hall of Wingfield Manor House
About the artist
John Buckler was born on the Isle of Wight. In 1785 he became a steward of Magdalen College, Oxford. For seven years he was also apprenticed to architect and surveyor Charles Thomas Cracklow. In about 1801 he became Bailiff and Collector of Rents for Magdalen College in Freemason’s Court and Southwark. His post with Magdalen allowed him spare time, which he spent working on his own architectural perspective drawings. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1796 to 1849. In 1799, Buckler published an engraving of one of his drawings of Lincoln Cathedral. For the next five years he made a series of views of English cathedrals and churches. By the end of his career, he had produced some 13,000 architectural perspective drawings.
John Buckler (1770 - 1851)
- Remains of the Great Hall of Wingfield Manor House
- Watercolour and ink on paper
- height: 29.00 cm, width: 39.00 cm
- Purchased from Christie's, 14 June 1977
- br: J.Buckler 1820. ; below image: Remains of the Great Hall etc of Wingfield Manor House, Derbyshire, belonging to Col. Halton.
- Sold through Christie's, London, on 14 June 1977 (Lot 171), as 'Remains of the Great Hall of Wingfield Manor House, Derbyshire, Belonging to Col. Halton'; from which sale purchased by the Department of the Environment
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