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Sydney Smirke

Sydney Smirke
Born 1798
London, England
Died 8 December 1877
Nationality English
Occupation Architect
Awards RIBA Royal Gold Medal
Buildings the circular reading room at the British Museum

Sydney Smirke (1798 – 8 December 1877) was a British architect who was born in London, England, the younger brother of Sir Robert Smirke, also an architect. Their father, also Robert Smirke, had been a well-known 18th-century painter.

Sydney Smirke's works include:

He received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1860. He became an associate of the Royal Academy in 1847 and was elected a full Academician in 1859. He served as RA Treasurer from 1861 to 1874, and was professor of Architecture from 1860 to 1865.

He married Isabella Dobson, daughter of Newcastle upon Tyne architect John Dobson on 8 December 1840 at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Among Smirke's numerous apprentices was the successful York architect George Fowler Jones.

References

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