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A drawing by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott for a large unnamed urban development project, £3750 from dealer Robert Hall.

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This signed drawing by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880- 1960) for a large unnamed urban development project predates his Bankside project but seems to relate to it. Scott, the grandson of Victorian architect George Gilbert Scott (whose projects include the Albert Memorial), is known for his work on Battersea Power Station, Waterloo Bridge and the red telephone box.

His Bankside Power Station project, recalled here, is remembered thanks to its reinvention as the Tate Modern.

Dealer Robert Hall, who offers the drawing, conducted extensive research into the possible identity of the design, referring to the RIBA’s collection of Scott’s plans for the project. He details this in an article on his website, where the drawing is available for £3750. As well as describing how the drawing reflects the architect’s approach to urban design, the entry includes plans for the power station, featuring the building’s familiar tower.

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