GEORGE EDMUND STREET - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/10/1867 - HFSID 321831
GEORGE EDMUND STREET Gothic-revival architect sends letter requesting more information, signs name in brown ink Autograph letter signed: "G. Street" in brown ink. 1 page, 8¼x4¼, affixed to 10¼x6¼ piece of cardstock. Written on personal World Exhibition letterhead. January 10, 1867.
Sale Price $324.00
GEORGE EDMUND STREET
Gothic-revival architect sends letter requesting more information, signs name in brown ink
Autograph letter signed: "G. Street" in brown ink. 1 page, 8¼x4¼, affixed to 10¼x6¼ piece of cardstock. Written on personal World Exhibition letterhead. January 10, 1867. In full: "My [illegible], I am writing now for more details about the Bank + the new holdings at Sydney to for the "literature" of [illegible]. Yours faithfully". Architect George Edmund Street (1824-1881) is best remembered for his role in the Victorian Gothic revival in England. As an active member of the Ecclesiological Society, he began early on to study Gothic architecture and traveled Europe researching and studying Gothic buildings. In England, he mostly designed church buildings such as St. Philip and St. James Church in North Oxford as well as the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Ardamine, Ireland. However, Street's most recognizable work is that of the Law Courts (now known as the Royal Courts of Justice) in the Strand in London, which was not finished before his death. Furthermore, Street was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1866, a fellow in 1871, and eventually a professor at the Academy which he remained until his death; he was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Royal Academy of Vienna, and was made a knight of the Legion of Honor. Very irregularly cut. Toned. Slightly soiled and worn. Light stains throughout. Pencil notes on cardstock in unknown hand. Slight ink smearing. Otherwise, fine condition.
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