The Oil and Water Colour Paintings of Buildings by Claude Buckle

This page elaborates the theme of building architecture which was mentioned on the 'Browse Gallery' page.

Claude Buckle was a trained architect and this training influenced the way the paintings were made. In particular strict adherence to the perspective and vanishing lines is a feature found in all his paintings. This can be seen in the work for the private market where many of paintings showed fine building architecture as the backdrop to the picture. The first picture on the page is an example.

The second picture illustrates a building backdrop of a different nature drawn to show the buildings reflected in the water.

Claude Buckle was much in demand for his architectural skill in representing buildings in paintings. In his poster work, as shown on the poster page, he completed a set of six posters showing the civic centres of Birmingham, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester. The artwork for Manchester is shown. For carriage prints Buckle was asked to paint a railway architectural series. St Pancras Station, shown next, is an example from the series. Finally the artwork of the Pulteney Bridge in Bath is shown as an example of architectural painting at its best. This poster probably represented a high point in railway poster work for the artist. Certainly the poster is very well known.

Examples of Cathedrals paintings are now shown on a separate page. Claude Buckle was a prolific drawer of Cathedrals and besides the finished work made many pencil sketches.

This page shows the architectural style of painting that was done for buildings by the artist Claude Buckle

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