Thomas Allom

Stybarrow Crag, Westmorland, by Thomas Allom, engraved by S Bradshaw, 1835 © Lakesguides Website

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Thomas Allom (13 March 1804 – 21 October 1872) was an English architect, artist, and topographical illustrator. He was a founding member of what became the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). As an architect, Thomas Allom worked with Sir Charles Barry on numerous projects, most notably the Houses of Parliament. 

However he is chiefly remembered for his numerous topographical works, which were used to illustrate books on travel. From the 1820s onwards, he travelled extensively through the UK, mainland Europe and Asia. In 1832 he published ‘Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham and Northumberland Illustrated from Original Drawings by Thomas Allom’ (three volumes).  

He then travelled abroad, publishing in 1838 ‘Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor’;  and, in 1845,  ‘China Illustrated’.

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