Sir William Chambers


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Noun1.Sir William Chambers - English architect (1723-1796)
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Work on remodelling the re-named Queen's House began a year later under Sir William Chambers, and the decision to upgrade from a house to a palace came a little later, when George III was succeeded by his son, the famously extravagant George IV, who in 1826, appointed architect John Nash to create a palace fit for a king.
It was designed by Sir William Chambers, who also worked on the Great Pagoda in Kew Gardens and Somerset House in central London.
Rigaud, Sir William Chambers is distinguished from Joseph Wilton and Sir Joshua Reynolds by having his left hand resting on a pair of compasses on top of an architectural drawing while in his right hand is a right-angle square.
John, a capable character in his chosen field, also plays Lord Cobham of Stowe, the first Duchess of Northumberland, George III (known as 'Farmer George' - it seems everyone had a nickname in those days), Clive of India and Brown's arch enemy, Sir William Chambers.