Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Portraits of architects

Within the RIBA Collections there are many portraits not only of architects but artists, personalities and workers. Nearly 1300 portraits are available on RIBApix, largely as photographs or paintings, but sometimes as caricatures or cartoons.

Complimenting this collection we are very pleased to announce the addition of a number of photographic portraits of architects taken by the photographer Anne-Katrin Purkiss. Her collection of British portraits spans more than thirty years, featuring people who inspire through their work and their ideas. As a personal interest, she documents people in the context of their environment and their occupations. Her work with architects includes documenting the restoration of artists’ homes and studios such as the Watts Gallery near Guildford and the conservation of Sandycombe Lodge, J. M. W. Turner’s house in Twickenham. She has also worked with Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury in their bid to develop a national centre for Thomas Gainsborough in the artist’s birthplace.

Anne-Katrin Purkiss was born in Chemnitz, Germany, and graduated from Leipzig University with a degree in Journalism and Photography. She worked for an advertising agency before moving to England in 1984. After four years at the London bureau of Associated Press, she became a freelance photographer. Her commissions include regular work for museums and galleries and government agencies. She now works as an independent photographer, primarily in England, with a special interest in the arts and the environment.

To see more of Anne-Katrin Purkiss’ work on RIBApix click here.

 

102163 items
RIBA84495Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: design for ornament to the seats in the ante-chapel

 
RIBA84494Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: design for the seats in the ante-chapel

 
RIBA84489Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: drawing showing the manner in which the desk joins Lord and Lady Bridgewater's stalls


RIBA84492Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation and section of minister's desk and servants' seats

 
RIBA67524Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation and section of the arch and ornament to the window in the ante-chapel

 
RIBA67527Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation for the centre parts of the niches at each end of the altar


RIBA84470Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of chapel screen

 
RIBA84471Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of chapel screen

 
RIBA67528Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of front and side panels to the pedestal of the seats each side of the altar


RIBA84484Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of Lord and Lady Bridgewater's stalls

 
RIBA67567Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of lower part of buttresses where there are no stalls

 
RIBA84476Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the altar table


RIBA84477Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the altar table

 
RIBA84473Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the bottom part of the chapel screen

 
RIBA67521Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the chapel windows


RIBA84475Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the upper part of the chapel screen

 
RIBA84498Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: elevation of the upper part of the spire

 
RIBA84485Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: front elevation near the stalls of the upper part of Lord and Lady Bridgewater's stalls


RIBA67531Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full size drawing showing how to finish the lower part of buttresses where there are no stalls

 
RIBA67523Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full-size drawings of ornamental work to transome of the window in the ante-chapel marked to be made of cast iron

 
RIBA84479Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full-size elevation of the bottom of the altar table


RIBA84480Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full-size elevation of the top of the altar table

 
RIBA84481Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full-size plan of a corner of the altar table

 
RIBA84472Working drawings for the chapel furniture and fittings, Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire, for the 7th Earl of Bridgewater: full-size plans of mouldings of chapel screen