Cyril Farey (1888-1954)

Design for Princes Court Knightsbridge (1947)

Pencil and watercolour


Inscribed (lower left) ‘Val Myer & Watson-Hart F.F.R.I.B.A. Architects’; (centre) ‘Cyril A Farey Del 1947’; and (right) ‘Griggs & Son, Ltd Contractors of Westminster’.

Opposite Harrods, on Knightsbridge, this design for a fine block of apartments shows Farey at his most expressive. The Mediterranean blue sky is unmistakable, and the plethora of buses and cars assisting the many people to go about their daily activity.