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Encyclopedia > Matthew Digby Wyatt

Sir (Matthew) Digby Wyatt (18201877) was a British architect and art historian who became Secretary of the Great Exhibition, Surveyor of the East India Company and the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge. 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1877 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... I LOVE TO DRINK MILK ... Art history usually refers to the history of the visual arts. ... The Great Exhibition was an international exhibition held in Hyde Park London, from 1 May to 15 October 1851 and the first in a series of Worlds Fair exhibitions of culture and industry that were to be a popular 19th century feature. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company of investors, which was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... The Slade Professorship of Fine Art is the senior professorship of art at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and London. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ...

Wyatt trained as an architect in the office of his elder brother, Thomas Henry Wyatt. He assisted Isambard Kingdom Brunel on the London terminus of the Great Western Railway at Paddington Station (1854) and later designed a considerable expansion to the Bristol station, Bristol Temple Meads (1871–8). He also enlarged and rebuilt Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge (Now the Judge Institute of Management; 1866). Brunel before the launching of the Great Eastern Isambard Kingdom Brunel (April 9, 1806 – September 15, 1859) was a British engineer. ... The original Bristol Temple Meads station, first terminus of the GWR, is the building to the left of this picture The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company, linking South West England, the West Country and South Wales with London. ... The central (and longest) span of Paddington Station Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. ... Bristol is an English city and county and one of the two administrative centres of South West England (the other being Plymouth). ... The original station (left) closed in 1965. ... Addenbrookes Hospital is a large teaching hospital in Cambridge, England, with strong links to the University of Cambridge. ... The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ... The Judge Institute of Management is the business school of Cambridge University in England. ...

He was appointed to the post of Surveyor of the East India Company in 1855, shortly before its role in governing India was taken over by the Crown, and subsequently became Architect to the Council of India. In this role he designed the interiors of the India Office in London (now part of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office; 1867) and the Royal Indian Engineering College (now the Runnymede campus of Brunel University; 1871–3). India Office was the office of the British Secretary of State for India. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... Brunel University is one of the new British universities, having been founded within the last half century. ...

External links

Matthew Digby Wyatt at the Duke University Dictionary of Art Historians

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Matthew Digby Wyatt (767 words)
Wyatt was born to Matthew Wyatt, a barrister in Ireland and London police magistrate.
Wyatt's skill at art reporting was first manifest when he was assigned to write on the 1849 French salon by the Society of Arts.
Wyatt was selected to be its first recipient of the Cambridge chair and was awarded an honorary M. His inaugural lecture, titled "Fine Art: Its History, Theory and Practice," was published in 1871.
Matthew Digby Wyatt on artnet (159 words)
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Greek terracottas (5 sketches, various sizes, 4 of them framed together), 1845
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