John McAslan

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.

 

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RIBA125946An elaborate engraved cartouche, being the engraved title page of a book of cartouches

 
RIBA125947Plan, possbly for an altar

 
RIBA125948Landscape scene within a cartouche with shell and fish head


RIBA125949Measured drawings of Old St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, for 'a restoration founded upon Hollar's etchings': north elevation

 
RIBA125950Measured drawings of Old St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, for 'a restoration founded upon Hollar's etchings': east elevation and transverse section

 
RIBA125951Measured drawings of Old St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, for 'a restoration founded upon Hollar's etchings': longitudinal section


RIBA125952Measured drawings of Sir Christopher Wren's design for St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, according to the 1673 'Great Model': ground floor plan, plan of the lantern and half-plan through the drum of the dome

 
RIBA125953Measured drawings of Sir Christopher Wren's design for St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, according to the 1673 'Great Model': south elevation

 
RIBA125954Measured drawings of Sir Christopher Wren's design for St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, according to the 1673 'Great Model': west elevation


RIBA125955Measured drawings of Sir Christopher Wren's design for St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, according to the 1673 'Great Model': longitudinal section

 
RIBA125956Imaginary reconstruction of Sir Christopher Wren's design for St Paul's Cathedral, City of London, according to the 1673 'Great Model': perspective of the interior

 
RIBA125957Topographical etching entitled 'London going out of Town - or The March of Bricks & Mortar!'


RIBA125958Survey drawing of the Church of Saint Katherine, Exbury, Hampshire, existing in 1907: ground floor plan

 
RIBA125959Designs for alterations and additions of the Church of Saint Katherine, Exbury, Hampshire: ground floor plan and elevations

 
RIBA125960Designs for alterations and additions of the Church of Saint Katherine, Exbury, Hampshire: elevation and sections


RIBA125961Designs for alterations and additions of the Church of Saint Katherine, Exbury, Hampshire: plan and elevation of pulpit

 
RIBA125962Caythorpe Court, Lincolnshire, for Edgar Lubbock: plan and aerial view showing terrace and gardens in relation to the house

 
RIBA125963Design for alterations and additions to Lockleys, Welwyn, Hertfordshire: plans and perspective


RIBA125964Designs for alterations and additions to Betteshanger House and gardens, Kent, for Sir Walter Charles James: design for terrace and parterre

 
RIBA125965Designs for alterations and additions to Betteshanger House and gardens, Kent, for Sir Walter Charles James: design for garden steps

 
RIBA125966Designs for alterations and additions to Betteshanger House and gardens, Kent, for Sir Walter Charles James: design for terracing behind retaining walls and a sundial in a parterre


RIBA125967Designs for alterations and additions to Betteshanger House and gardens, Kent, for Sir Walter Charles James: design for terrace and parterre

 
RIBA125968Designs for alterations and additions to Betteshanger House and gardens, Kent, for Sir Walter Charles James: plan and elevations of terraces and retaining walls

 
RIBA125969Preliminary designs for parterres, Condover Hall, Shropshire, for Reginald Cholmondley: plan