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Frederick J Parkinson (fl.1840-50)

Design for a New Theatre on Leicester Square, London, 1846

Frederick J Parkinson (fl.1840-1850) New Theatre on Leicester Square London, 1846 Gallery Lingard

Pencil and watercolours
Inscribed:  Frederick Claudius J Parkinson, archt /
41 Sackville Street, March 1846
27 x 21 cms
Exhibited:  Royal Academy 1846, catalogue no: 1246

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Parkinson was the son of Joseph Parkinson architect (1783-1855), who was responsible for the Library of the Surrey Institution of 1809 as well as alterations to Magdalen College, Oxford between 1822-28.  He had many pupils including John Raphael Brandon.

This design by Frederick Parkinson is for a New Theatre to be erected by Mr Buckstone on the east side of Leicester Square in 1846.  Other buildings designed by Parkinson junior include mansions in the Elizabethan style, marine villas and a Refuge for the Destitute on the Hackney Road, London.  

This design was selected for exhibition in the Royal Academy in 1846 at catalogue no: 1246