Musée No:737.186Regular price £25.00
South East View of Chatsworth House
Artist: John Buckler FSA
Buckler was born in the Isle of Wight in 1770. At the age of 15 he became clerk to the steward of Magdalen College, Oxford and from then on continued to work with the management of the college's London estates. The work for the college allowed him lots of free time, and he also worked as an architect until 1830, designing buildings and churches. Buckler's interest in art increased over time, and his first published works were two aquatints of Magdalen College in 1797. He followed these in 1799 with a series which included all the cathedrals in England by 1814, and many of the parish churches. By the end of his life Buckler had produced around 13,000 drawings of buildings, many of which had not been previously recorded, and have since been demolished or substantially altered. His work is now seen as a valuable source of information on British architectural history. He exhibited at the Royal Academy every year from 1798 until 1849, and he became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1810.He died in Newington, London, in 1851, two years after his retirement.