William Wilkins

William Wilkins

Edward Hodges Baily


Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

[Side view]

The architect William Wilkins was at the height of his career when this was modelled. He had completed important commissions at Downing, King's, Trinity and Corpus Christi Colleges, and was currently supervising the construction of University College London, as well as working on the National Gallery and Royal Academy project for Trafalgar Square (these both opened in the late 30s, the Royal Academy remaining in the eastern part of the gallery until 1868). [Continued below]

Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

Courtesy of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge