Waterhouse started his own practice in Manchester in 1853, his first major work, Manchester Town Hall, opening in 1877. He went on to design many significant public buildings, including the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, completed in 1880. An active figure in both the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of British Architects, he was for many years regarded as the pre-eminent figure in his profession.
Where to see this painting?
National Portrait Gallery, London
St Martin’s Place, London, Greater London, England, WC2H 0HE
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