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Chambers, Sir William

Sir William Chambers (028), Architect, 1723-1796

Sir William Chambers was one of the most prominent architects in Britain in the eighteenth century. He served as the Architect of the King's Works and was a founding member of the Royal Academy of Art. His works included the remodeling at Buckingham Palace, and the design of Somerset House in London.

The collection comprises two architectural drawings documenting designs, ca. 1765, for Peper Harrow, Surrey, for the 3rd Viscount Midleton.

For more information about this collection, contact Heather Isbell Schumacher, Archivist (hisbell@design.upenn.edu).