Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Arundale, Francis

673979Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 02 — Arundale, Francis1885Ernest Radford

ARUNDALE, FRANCIS (1807–1853), architect, born in London 9 Aug. 1807, was a pupil of Augustus Pugin; he accompanied his master to Normandy, and helped him with his ‘Architectural Antiquities of Normandy.' With Pugin he stayed seven years. In 1831 he went to Egypt, and in 1833 with Mr. Catherwood and Mr. Bonomi to Palestine. He was nine years in the East, and then travelled in Greece, Sicily, Italy, and France. In Rome he spent several winters. He never actually practised as an architect, but he painted some large pictures from his oriental studies, and published a number of books, amongst which may be mentioned the 'Edifices of Palladio' in folio, 1832; 'Illustrations of Jerusalem and Mount Sinai,' 4to, 1837; and, in conjunction with Mr. Bonomi, 'Selections from the Gallery of Antiquities in the British Museum,' 4to, 1842.

Arundale married a daughter of Mr. Pickersgill, R.A., and had six children. He died at Brighton on 9 Sept. 1853.

[Nagler's Allgemeines Künstler-Lexicon, ed. 1878: Art Journal, 1851, p. 50; Redgrave's Dictionary of English Painters.]

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