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David Leatherbarrow

English architect, writer and illustrator. A brilliant draughtsman, speculative archaeologist and an avid reader of ancient myth, he was one of England’s most remarkable visionary architects. His career began in 1787, when he was apprenticed to James Wyatt. Two years later he entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, and won the Silver Medal in his first year and the Gold in the next. He then left for Italy, where he visited all the important Classical sites as well as less well-known sites in the Roman Campagna. He usually travelled with painters and architects, most often with C. H. Tatham and G. A. Wallis (...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763; died 26 June 1819.

Draughtsman, archaeologist.

From 1785 to 1801, Samuel Lysons exhibited views of old English buildings at the Royal Academy in London. He drew and etched the plates for his books Enumeration of the Roman Ruins Discovered at Woodchester in 1797...