Ten Years On Exhibition
Looking at the broad range of Lutyens's work using images from our Archive
Private memorials numbered almost 40 and there were also public memorials in New Delhi and Windsor for King George V. Lutyens also designed over 50 funeral monuments mainly for the UK.
Lutyens made a very important contribution to the commemoration of the British and Commonwealth sacrifice during WW1. His work for the Imperial War Graves Commission included the
Stone of Remembrance, several major overseas memorials to the Missing, including Thiepval, and more than 130 war cemeteries. He designed the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London and 60 other war memorials including nine overseas.
SCOPE OF LUTYENS'S WORK
Lutyens is well known as a designer of country houses but he was responsible for 700 commissions and produced designs for 100 other unbuilt schemes.
He has left us with a very varied range of work including nearly 30 country houses built to his designs plus substantial additions and alterations to some 40 more. Add to this the many smaller houses and estate cottages. There was also social housing in Page Street, Westminster. For many of his buildings he also designed furniture, fireplaces, lighting and even pianos.
His designs were inventive, practical and witty with low crawling windows for small children and nursery chandeliers in the shape of angels, chickens, children fishing and policemen. Lights for Campion Hall, the Jesuit college in Oxford, were designed in the shape of a cardinal’s hat.
Commissions extended to more than 20 offices including Britannic House, 27-32 Poultry and 85 Fleet Street in London and 100 King Street in Manchester. There were around 20 gardens, eight bridges and many other works. Lutyens was involved from the outset in the design of India's new capital at Delhi and his buildings include Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly Viceroy's House), now the official residence of the President of India, Hyderabad House, Baroda House and the National Archives.
He designed several places of worship, most significantly the partially completed Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, where only the crypt was built.
To protect and promote the spirit and substance of the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens OM
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