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ID: 500062078
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500062078

 
Record Type: Person
Beckford, William, the younger (English patron and amateur architect, 1760-1844)

Note: Beckford is remembered as being a patron as well as an amateur architect, having commissioned James Wyatt to design the astonishing neo-Gothic Fonthill Abbey in Wiltshire, England. He was also a voracious collector or fine art, books, and furniture.

Names:
Beckford, William, the younger (preferred,V,index)
William Beckford the Younger (V,display)
Beckford, William (U)
William Beckford (U)
Becford (LU,U)
Beckfd (LU,U)
Beckford (LU,U)
W Beckford (LU,U)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
architect (preferred)
patron
collector
writer
novelist
amateur architect
owner

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Bath (Bath and Northeast Somerset, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Bath (Bath and Northeast Somerset, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
active:   Wiltshire (England, United Kingdom) (county)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
child of ....  Beckford, William, the elder  
..............  (British architect, 1709-1770) [500273338]
patron of ....  Goodridge, Henry Edmund  Goodridge was the architect of Beckford's Neoclassical tower at his Bath residence
................  (British architect, 1797-1864) [500015230]
patron of ....  Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques de  
................  (Alsatian painter, illustrator, and scenographer, 1740-1812) [500019411]
patron of ....  Schofield, John  Beckford commissioned silver from Schofield
................  (English silversmith, active from 1776, died after 1796) [500054344]
patron of ....  Turner, Joseph Mallord William  Beckford commissioned Turner to paint Fonthill Abbey in watercolor
................  (English painter and draftsman, 1775-1851) [500026846]
patron of ....  Wickstead, Philip  
................  (English painter, active 1763-1786) [500002352]
patron of ....  Wyatt, James  Wyatt was the architect of Fonthill Abbey
................  (English architect, 1746-1813) [500031753]
student of ....  Chambers, William  Beckford received rudimentary architectural training from Chambers
..................  (British architect, author, 1723-1796) [500004575]
student of ....  Cozens, Alexander  Cozens was Beckford's drawing master from 1775
..................  (English painter, teacher, and theorist, 1717-1786) [500115417]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Beckford, William, the younger (I)

Biographies:
(English patron and amateur architect, 1760-1844) ..... [VP Preferred]
(1760-1844) ..... [AVERY]
(British patron, 1760-1844) ..... [AVERY]
(English patron, 1760-1844) ..... [Grove Art]
(British owner, 1759-1844) ..... [PROV]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Becford ........ [PROV]
.................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Beckfd ........ [PROV]
...............  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Beckford ........ [PROV]
...................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Beckford, William ........ [Grove Art Preferred, PROV Preferred]
....................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Beckford, William, the younger ........ [AVERY Preferred, VP Preferred]
..........................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..........................................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
..........................................................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 June 2004
W Beckford ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
William Beckford ........ [Grove Art, PROV, VP]
..................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
William Beckford the Younger ........ [VP]
.......................................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, PROV, VP]
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n78095665
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 23 June 2004
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n78095665
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Grove Art Online (2003-2008) accessed 24 June 2004
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
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