Sir Edward Maufe (1882 – 1974)

Design for House on Round Island, Poole Harbour

Watercolour and collage

30 x 47 cm

Signed lower right Edward [Maufe]. Provenance the estate of Bernard Bumpus, together with several other Maufe drawings. Drawing for D Beatty Pownall Architect.

A design for an Art Deco house by the coast, complete with seagulls and boats.

Maufe is probably most famous for his Guildford Cathedral, the Air Forces Memorial, and his work for the Imperial War Graves Commission, for which he received his knighthood in 1954. He served a five-year apprenticeship under William Pite and then attended St John’s College, Oxford as an undergraduate. He then studied Design at the Architectural Association. His architecture is notable for its strong Arts and Crafts influence; this likely arose from his having lived in The Red House, Bexleyheath, which Philip Webb designed for the most famous of the Arts and Crafts designers: William Morris.

Condition: generally very good, save for missing area in bottom right hand corner which has been repaired professionally.

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