Late Works

Washington Cathedral

Washington Cathedral

Washington Cathedral
G.F Bodley and Henry Vaughan (1845-1917)
1907
RIBA Library Drawings and Archives Collection


Bodley received his greatest commission in 1906, only a year before he died. The Episcopalian cathedral of St Peter and St Paul in Washington DC was designed by Bodley nominally with Henry Vaughan, a former draughtsman in his office who had emigrated to the USA. Vaughan oversaw the early stages of the cathedral's construction. After his death, the design was greatly changed but the plan and general outline remain much as Bodley intended. This photograph of c. 1907 shows a watercolour of Bodley's design by H.C. Brewer, one of a set of perspectives prepared for the cathedral authorities. The photograph was probably made for reproduction in the architectural press.

 

 
 
 
 
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