Some Account Of The Professional Life And Character Of The Late Professor C.R. Cockerell, R.A., Fellow, And Late President R.I.B.A. By Sydney Smirke, R.A., Fellow. Read at the Ordinary General Meeting of the Royal Institute of British Architects, November 16, 1863).

Sydney Smirke RA

RA Collection: Book

Record number




[London?:: Royal Institute of British Architects?,], (1863.)

Physical Description

p.[17]-26, fold. pl.; 275 mm. (Quarto.)

Responsibility Note

The plate is signed 'C.R. C fecit 1843'.


D. Watkin, The Life and work of C.R. Cockerell (1974); J. Olley, 'St George's Hall, Liverpool', in Architects' Journal (1986 June 18), p.36-57, and (June 25), p.36-61.

Summary Note

This article is an offprint from the journal, Transactions of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The plate is captioned and shows 'Idea for the Frontispiece of a Publick Building, England', consisting of a triangular pediment containing allegoric sculpture. The text (p.19) makes clear that this is Cockerell's design for a pediment of St George's Hall, Liverpool.

Copy Note

The folding plate is misbound between the pages of another article, with which this is bound.

Binding Note

19th-century red morocco, upper and lower covers with gilt borders; spine lettered 'Smirke & Cockerell.' and 'R.A.' Bound with one other.

Name as Subject


Architects - Architecture - Great Britain - History - 19th century
Public buildings - Great Britain - Merseyside - Liverpool - St George's Hall - 19th century
Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century


C.R. Cockerell RA, draughtsman
Royal Institute of British Architects. Meeting (1863 November 16)

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