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Sir Albert Richardson, Houfe and Partners (1946-1964)

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Sir Albert Richardson, Houfe and Partners (1946-1964)

Somerset House, London

Details
Sir Albert Richardson, Houfe and Partners (1946-1964) Somerset House, London inscribed 'SOMERSET HOUSE' (upper margin)/'RECONSTRUCTION OF SOUTH WING' (lower margin) and 'A.E. RICHARDSON. E.A.S. HOUFE. ARCHITECTS' (lower left) 'DRAWN BY F.S. SAMUELS/1950' (lower right) pencil, pen and grey ink, grey wash, on paper 50 x 33 in. (127 x 83.7 cm.)
Exhibited
London, Royal Academy, 1950, no. 1225.
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Lot Essay

]n 1950 Richardson began work on the reconstruction of the South Wing of Somerset House, which had been extensively damaged during the Second World War.
See lot 181 for a note on Richardson's involvement with the reconstruction of London following the Second World War.

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

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