BLORE, Edward. 13447



Autograph Letter Signed, to J.B.Nichols, saying he has never received “my small paper copy of the last volume of the History of Durham”. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches, integral address leaf (seal torn at opening), in good condition. 56 Welbeck Street, 13 December 1825. Uncommon. Edward Blore (1787–1879), landscape and architectural artist, architect and antiquary. Blore is most notable for his completion of John Nash’s design of Buckingham Palace, following Nash’s dismissal. He completed the palace in a style similar to but plainer than that intended by Nash. In 1847 Blore returned to the palace and designed the great facade facing The Mall thus enclosing the central quadrangle. As a recognised establishment architect Blore was involved in many projects related to the British Empire; this included Government House in Sydney, Australia, which he designed in 1834 in the form of a Gothic castle.