The Market House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire

John Buckler (1770 - 1851)

Grey wash on paper

1838
  • 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.
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  • Details
    Title
    The Market House, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
    Date
    1838
    Medium
    Grey wash on paper
    Acquisition
    Purchased from William Drummond - Covent Garden Gallery, July 1977
    Inscription
    br: J.Buckler 1838. ; bc: The Market House at Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
    GAC number
    13366