RGM medallists

1840s

 

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Designer: Cockerell, Charles Robert (1788-1863); Elmes, Harvey Lonsdale (1814-1847)
Copyright: RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection (c1892)

1848 - Charles Robert Cockerell

1849 - Luigi Canina, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RGM in historical context - world events in this decade

 1840 The postage stamp is introduced in Britain, revolutionising the postage system. 
 1843 The Thames Tunnel in London, constructed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Marc Isambard Brunel, using newly invented tunnelling shield technology, opens to the public. 
  Nelson's Column in London is completed, designed by William Railton to commemorate Admiral Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 
 1845 The Albert Dock in Liverpool, designed by Jesse Hartley is opened. Built entirely of cast iron, brick, and stone, with no structural wood, it was the first building in the UK to be built in such a manner. 
  Trafalgar Square in London, designed by Charles Barry and John Nash, is completed, commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), a British naval victory of the Napoleonic Wars. 
 1847 The London Palm House is completed and opened. 
 1848 The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is published, suggesting a proletarian revolution to overthrow the bourgeois social order and to eventually bring about a classless society and the abolition of private property. 
  The 'European Revolutions' take place, a series of political upheavals throughout the European continent. Described by some historians as a 'revolutionary wave', the period of unrest began in Sicily and soon spread to the rest of Europe. 
 1849 The Seven Lamps of Architecture by John Ruskin is published.