David Watkin (1941–2018)

David Watkin was an Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse and Emeritus Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. He was the author of over twenty books and a leading authority on Classicism and its successive renewals.

Articles

  • A Case of Regency Exoticism

    Thomas Hope and the Benaki Drawings

    From Issue 5

    In 1983 Fani-Maria Tsigakou of the Benaki Museum in Athens found five volumes of late 18th-century drawings of Ottoman Empire subjects by Thomas Hope. So finely drawn were that they had been mistakenly catalogued as engravings. Hope had travelled to Turkey on his Grand Tour, falling in love with the customs, costumes and artefacts of the Ottoman Empire, influences he took back with him to London. David Watkin assesses Hope’s orientalism and its place in the development of Regency style, and the artist’s depictions of Istanbul

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