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British John Harper

Full Title  
First Name   John
Middle Name(s)  
Last Name / Firm Name   Harper

Nationality   British
Birth Date   1809
Death Date   1842
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Harper was born at Dunkenhalgh Hall, near Blackburn, Lancashire. He was a pupil of Benjamin Wyatt and Philip Wyatt, and assisted them in the preparation of designs for Apsley House, York House (now Lancaster House), and the Duke of York's Column, all in London. He opened his own practice in York and was retained by the Duke of Devonshire for works at Bolton Abbey and entered the competition for the new Houses of Parliament. Most of Harper's work is in the Gothic style. He was an accomplished draftsman and his sketches of antiquity were admired by his contemporaries. He died of malaria during a visit to Italy in 1842.

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Catholic Chapel of the Virgin and Saint Everilda for William Constable-Maxwell, 13th Lord Herries. The design was that of the Roman architect Agostino Giorgioli, slightly altered and executed by Harper., 1836-39
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