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Professor Sir Albert E. Richardson, P.R.A. (London  1880-1964 Bedfordshire)
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Professor Sir Albert E. Richardson, P.R.A. (London 1880-1964 Bedfordshire)

London Replanned: A Panorama

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Professor Sir Albert E. Richardson, P.R.A. (London 1880-1964 Bedfordshire)
London Replanned: A Panorama
signed with initials and dated '.A.E.R. 1942.' (lower left) and with inscription 'Royal Academy Scheme for South London/1942/By AE RICHARDSON PRA' (on the backboard)
pencil, pen and brown ink and watercolour, on paper
13 3/8 x 21½ in. (34 x 54.5 cm.)
Together with another by the same hand (2)
Literature
A. Powers, Sir Albert Richardson 1880-1964, R.I.B.A., Heinz Gallery, London, 1999, p. 79.
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Lot Essay

In 1942 the Royal Academy developed a plan for rebuilding London following the end of the war, which included devising a string of grand buildings on the South Bank. Richardson was one of the group of architect members involved in the scheme. When the South Bank was redeveloped in the 1950s and 60s, Richardson was outspoken in his criticism of the new development with its brutalist modern architecture.

We are grateful to John Harris and Charles Hind for their assistance with cataloguing the group of architectural drawings.

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